PM Narendra Modi to open ‘Sansad Khel Mahakumbh’ in Basti today

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the second phase of Saansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23 in Basti District of Uttar Pradesh at 1 pm today through video conferencing.
  • The Khel Mahakumbh organizes diverse competitions in both indoor and outdoor sports like wrestling, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Chess, Badminton, and Table Tennis.
  • Apart from these, competitions in essay writing, painting, and rangoli making are also organized.
  • The Khel Mahakumbh is a novel initiative that provides an opportunity and platform to the youth of District Basti and neighboring areas to showcase their sporting talent and motivates them to take sport as a career option.
  • It also endeavors to inculcate the spirit of discipline, teamwork, healthy competition, self-confidence, and nationalism among the youth of the region.
  • Talking to AIR news, Member of Parliament from Basti Harish Dwivedi said that while 3 lakh students and youth took part in the different competitions of Khel Maha Kumbh, around 60 to 70 thousand youth and players will take part in today’s program.
  • Mr. Dwivedi said that the youth of the region are eager and excited to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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