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Gujarat CM kicks off Khel Mahakumbh 2015 from Bharuch

Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel kicked off mega sports event Khel Mahakumbh 2015 from Bharuch district today. Around 40 lakh people have participated in Khel Mahakumbh. In total 27 games including traditional games like Archery, Kho-kho, Equestrian, Tug-of-war, Yoga, Kabbadi and International games like Gymnastics, basketball, badminton, football, swimming have been covered. Competitions will be organized statewide and prize worth Rs 45 cr will be distributed.

On the occasion, CM Smt Patel distributed Eklavya awards to the players who have won recognition for Gujarat at national and international level. State is eager to help and nurture the sports talent, she mentioned. State government had started an initiative of organizing a summer camp last year. 28000 players were given training of international level by expert coaches through this camp. To prepare players for International level of sports, talented players should get superior quality training, modern equipment and muscle-strengthening nutritious diet. State government has undertaken this activity through Shaktidoot yojna.

CM Smt Patel mentioned state is committed to provide all the training and facilities to the sports players of Gujarat and prepare them for international sports events like Olympics, Common Wealth Games and Asian Games. She announced that winners of these international sports events will get prizes worth Rs 5 crore.

CM lauded the efforts of Bharuch administration for organizing this event. She congratulated 850 students from schools of Bharuch and tribal dwellers for organizing amazing traditional show. She urged to all the parents and teachers to identify the natural talent in the kids and provide them space and encouragement to nurture it.

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