Grand opening of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 May 2018 09:11:40


Sports Reporter,

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Sports Minister and Olympic medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar to grace the occasion

THE much-awaited nation’s first multi-sports grassroot-level event, the Khasdar Krida Mahotsav, comprising 20 sports that run for 20 days, will be inaugurated at the Indoor Stadium of Divisional Sports Complex in Mankapur, on Sunday evening.

The Rs 62,82,200 prize money sporting extravaganza, a brainchild of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, will be inaugurated at the hands of Sports Minister and Olympic medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at 5 pm on Sunday.
Star attraction on the occasion, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will be the special guests. Gadkari will preside over the inaugural ceremony.

The actual action of the 20-day multi-sports event which provides a platform for fitness enthusiasts and professional players of Orange City to be played between May 6 and 26, will begin from Monday. The matches will be played at 32 venues across the city. Around 585 teams will participate in the events where over 4,643 matches are scheduled to be played. Over 25,000 participants are expected to be part of the first-ever Khasdar Krida Mahotsav to be promoted as ‘Chak De, Khelo Nagpur Khelo’.

The inaugural function will begin with a march past by the players of all the 20 sports disciplines, while local participants will perform lezim, dandpatta, women’s wrestling, yoga and many such events in front of the gathering.

With as many as 294 events being planned during the event, around 288 trophies and 2,285 medals will be distributed in addition to the individual and cash awards. To attract the crowds during the championships, a special event of ‘Lucky Draw’ for the spectators is also being planned. Winners of the lucky draw will also be awarded branded and attractive prizes.

For the inauguration on Sunday, Convenor of the Organising Committee of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav Sandip Joshi and co-convenors Pravin Datke, Nagesh Sahare, Sambhaji Bhosale, Piyush Ambulkar, Ashafque Sheikh, Padmakar Charmode, Shivani Dani, Sachin Deshmukh, Ashish Mukim and others have urged the citizens to reserve their seats 15 minutes before the function.