KIIT University recently hosted the inaugural Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav, a remarkable sporting event that concluded on June 12. With the participation of approximately 5,000 indigenous athletes and 1,000 officials from 26 states, this event has become a significant milestone in the world of sports.
1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav: A Joint Endeavor
The Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav is a collaborative effort between the Odisha Government and the Union Ministry of Culture. The opening ceremony witnessed the presence of esteemed personalities such as Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and the founder of KIIT and KISS, Dr Achyuta Samanta. The choice to host the event at KIIT and KISS was seen as a logical decision by the speakers, considering the institutions’ exceptional blend of sports, culture, tribal communities, and the harmonization of tradition and modernity.
Overall Standings Reflecting Skill and Talent
The inaugural Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav showcased an impressive display of skill and ability. With the participation of 5,000 tribal athletes representing 26 Indian states, the competition was fierce. Karnataka demonstrated their competitive spirit and secured the second-place position in the overall standings. Jharkhand also displayed their remarkable talent, clinching the third-place position and adding excitement to the event. In the sport of Kabaddi, Odisha showcased their dominance by triumphing in the men’s division. Similarly, Karnataka excelled in the women’s division of Kabaddi, securing the top spot. The state of Karnataka also exhibited exceptional teamwork and strategic prowess in volleyball, clinching first place in both the men’s and women’s categories.
1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav: Celebrating Tribal Sports and Unity
The primary aim and vision of the 1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav were to celebrate sports and promote tribal sports and unity. It provided a platform for athletes from diverse backgrounds to showcase their abilities and foster a sense of togetherness among the participating states.
In conclusion, the inaugural Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav at KIIT University was a monumental event that celebrated indigenous athletes from across India. With its focus on sports, culture, and unity, the event successfully showcased the talent and competitive spirit of tribal communities.
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