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Khel Mahakumbh to start on October 2, 2022

Current Affairs

  • On September 22, 2022, Uttarakhand Sports Minister Rekha Arya told the media in the auditorium of the Assembly that the Khel Mahakumbh will start from October 2 in 662 Nyay panchayats of 13 districts of the state.
  • The government will also organise a pentathlon this year for the players in the 17-21 years age group which would be based on the physical recruitment process of the military, police, home guards and other forces like a 1,600-metre race, long jump, high jump and cricket ball throw. The pentathlon will be organised at district and State level.
  • Starting from October 2 till January 25, 2023, the Khel Mahakumbh will see competitions in different age groups. Any player in the age group of 8 to 14 years, 14 to 17 years and 17 to 21 years can participate in the competitions. More than two lakh players will participate in Nyay Panchayat, Block, District and State level competitions.
  • Registration in the contest is kept free. Registration can be done in the offices of Gram Panchayats, Primary Schools, Junior High School, Secondary School, Inter College, Youth Welfare, Sports and Education Department.
  • The Sports Minister said that this year Pentathlon will also be organized, in which the soldiers of Indian Army, Paramilitary Force, Police, Home Guard etc. in the age group of 17 to 21 years will also be able to participate. Competitions will be organized at district and state level to attract the youth of the state in 1600 meters running, Long jump, High jump, Cricket, Ball throw, Chin-up disciplines, traditional games, Murga Jhapat, Adan, Gulli Danda, Rassa-Kassi etc. have also been included.

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