Goa CM Pramod Sawant launches mascot for upcoming 37th National Games

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Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod SawantChief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant launched the mascot for the upcoming 37th National Games on 18th June. 

An overview of the news

  • The ceremony took place at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao and was organized by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs and the Sports Authority of Goa.

  • The launch event coincided with the celebration of Goa Revolution Day.

  • Prominent figures present at the ceremony included the Sports Minister of Goa, Govind Gaude, the President of the Indian Olympic Association, Dr. P.T Usha, and Olympic medalist MC Mary Kom.

  • During the ceremony, the Chief Minister expressed that similar to the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the National Games would also be hosted in Goa.

About National Games

  • The objective of the National Games is to identify sporting talents who are capable of representing the country at the Olympics.

  • The organization of the National Games was led by Dorabji Tata, a prominent Indian businessman, Harry Crowe Buck, founder of the YMCA College of Physical Education in Chennai (then Madras), and Dr. A. G. Nohren, the director of the college.

  • After the 1920 Olympics, Dorabji Tata suggested a national level body to promote Olympic sports.

  • After the meeting of the selection committee for the Olympics, the All India Olympic Committee was established.

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