Saansad Khel Mahakumbh

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    The Prime Minister of India inaugurated the second phase of Saansad Khel Mahakumbh 2022-23.

    About Saansad Khel Mahakumbh 

    • Saansad Khel Mahakumbh has been organised in Basti district by Shri Harish Dwivedi, Member of Parliament from Basti since 2021.
    • The Khel Mahakumbh organises various competitions in both indoor and outdoor sports like wrestling, kabaddi, kho kho, basketball, football, hockey, volleyball, handball, chess, carrom, badminton, table tennis etc. 
      • Apart from these, competitions in essay writing, painting, rangoli making etc are also organised during the Khel Mahakumbh.
    • Significance: The Khel Mahakumbh is a novel initiative that provides an opportunity and a platform for the youth of District Basti and neighbouring areas to showcase their sporting talent, and motivates them to take sport as a career option. 
      • It also endeavours to inculcate the spirit of discipline, teamwork, healthy competition, self-confidence and nationalism among the youth of the region.

    Source: PIB