In continuation to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country, Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel here inaugurated ‘Exhibition on Olympic Games’ & ‘Live Screening of Rio Games at Central Park, Connaught Place in the gracious presence of athlete Karnam Malleswari, Anju Bobby George and Cricketer Gautam Gambhir n Friday.
This is the third event organized by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to connect public at large, especially children and youth, with the Olympic spirit and power of sports.
Earlier the “RUN FOR RIO” was organized in which 20 thousand school children and youth had participated in the 5 Km run on July 31 after the Prime Minister flagged it off at National Stadium. A Wall of Wishes and digital campaign for wishes was also inaugurated at India Gate Lawns, Near Hyderabad House in the gracious presence of Olympian Mary C. Kom to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Goel urged the people especially students and youth to visit Central Park in large numbers to express their solidarity with the Indian Contingent and enjoy the Games with a community feelings. The Exhibition provides an opportunity to the students, children and youth to know about the Olympics history and participating players.
The youth and people can take selfies with the cut-outs of Olympians and watch the same. The giant screens in Delhi put up by Ministry would enable the people to watch the Rio Olympics beginning from 5th August, 2016. The objective is to take sports to every doorstep and to make the sports a part of people’s life like cricket.
Minister said fellow countrymen should also join digital campaign by changing their Twitter profile picture, tweet #KheloIndia to @indiasports to cheer and demonstrate their solidarity with the Indian players in true Olympic Spirit. Youngsters can also send their wishes for the Indian Olympians on the Narendra Modi Mobile App.