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Raj Government to celebrate National Sports day on Saturday

Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 19:33

Jaipur: Rajasthan State Sports Council (RSSC) and the Sports department here will host a one day sports activities here on Saturay to mark the National Sports Day celebrated on the birthday of hockey legend Major Dhyanchand.

"The day full of events- would begin in the morning with a rally from outside the SMS stadium, in which over one thousand students would participate," an official told reporters.

"This would be followed by sports-based general knowledge, drawing, slogan and fancy dress competitions, and volleyball match, women`s hockey and basketball match, 100 meter race, magic show, film presentation, archery, tug-of-war etc," he said.
"Table tenis competition between veteran sportspersons and journalists (players), swimming competition, Martial art show and a day-night cricket match would also be parts of the celebration," the official said, adding, "all the events would be held in SMS stadium."

"Olympic players and Arjun awardees would also be felicitated on the occasion," the official said.

"This is the first time when the council is holding a variety of events on this occasion to promote young players," the official said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 19:33
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