Gujarat will host the 36th National Games in September, 2022

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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel announced that the 36th National Games will be held in Gujarat for the first time from 27 September to 10 October.

  • Important facts

  • The prestigious event is being organised after a gap of seven years, last held in Kerala in 2015.

  • Competitions will be held in six cities of the state namely Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.

  • Around 7000 players from across the country will participate in 36 sports.

  • Indoor and outdoor events like Athletics, Hockey, Football, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Judo, Kushmi, Kabaddi and Kho-Kho etc. will be organised.

  • The 36th National Games were to be held in Goa in May 2020 but were postponed indefinitely due to the spread of COVID-19.

  • About Gujarat State 

  • Formation - 1 May 1960

  • Gujarat is also known as 'The Land of Legends'.

  • The Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat is home to the only wild population of Asiatic Lions in the world.

  • Gujarat is the main producer of cotton, tobacco and groundnut in the country.

  • Garba is the main traditional dance of Gujarat.

  • Lothal was the ancient city of Gujarat where India's first port was established.

  • Capital- Gandhinagar

  • Governor- Acharya Devvrat

  • Chief Minister- Bhupendrabhai Patel 

  • Assembly seats-182

  • Rajya Sabha seats- 11

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