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“Khelo Banaras 2021”: sporting event organized for rural youth


Varanasi (UP), October 15 (SocialNews.XYZ) Gram panchayats in Varanasi district will host an event called “Khelo Banaras 2021” to encourage rural youth to play sports and provide them with an equal opportunities platform.

The event that kicks off on October 21 will be hosted by the district’s 694 grams of panchayats. Young people qualified in different events will participate in the event at the block and district level.


According to Director of Development (CDO) Abhishek Goyal, young people interested in track and field and wrestling events can register for mega sporting events on the event’s website.

The website has been developed by incorporating youth welfare, basic education, secondary education, panchayati raj and sports departments.

Each village in the district will host this event to give equal opportunities to young people in the rural belt.

Apart from the sprint events in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 3000m categories, other events such as hammer throw, javelin, discus, long jump and high jump will be organized in athletics.

“Wrestling competitions for women and men will also be held in five weight categories each, while volleyball, kabaddi and kho-kho events will also be held in each level of nyaya panchayat,” said Abhishek Goyal.

“The winners of the gram panchayat level events will compete at the 108 nyaya panchayat level on October 23 to qualify for the block level competitions,” he added.

Source: IANS

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