36th National Games

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    Recently ,Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 36th National Games  in the state of Gujarat.

    • The last edition of the National Games was held in Kerala in 2015.

    About National Games

    • The genesis of the National Games is in the Olympic movement, which gathered momentum in the country in the 1920’s. 
    • The need to identify national talent that could be picked for the Olympic Games, prompted the initiation of the National Games.
    •  The 1st edition of the Indian Olympic Games was launched  at Lahore in an undivided Punjab in 1924. 
    • The duration and the regulations of the National Games are entirely within the jurisdiction of the Indian Olympic Association. 

    Source:PIB