Saturday, November 22, 2014

Himalayan Region Sports Festival announced REBYNA RANA

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has launched a scheme named Himalayan Region Sports Festival for the Himalayan region which covers the North Eastern region of the country including Sikkim and Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir. Also invited to the event will be teams from the neighbouring countries of Nepal and Bhutan. The idea was first mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to a joint session of the Bhutanese Parliament in June earlier this year.
The idea has been followed up in earnest since the announcement, and the event is taking concrete shape now. The inaugural festival will be held either in Guwahati or Imphal in the month of February 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the festival which is proposed to be held in rotation in all the 11 states and the two foreign countries. Competitions will be held in the disciplines of Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Football, Judo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, while few disciplines like Volleyball, Table Tennis etc are under consideration.
The competition will be held in two categories: U-14 [boys and girls] and above 14 years [open] categories for men and women as well. Apart from that, every state and country will have to present at least two demonstrations/ exhibitions of indigenous games and martial arts along with competitive participation.
The main aim for launching such schemes is to maintain goodwill among the Himalayan states and neighboring countries along the Himalayan belt as well as to have a competitive environment. It’s a week-long event which will be organized in a long term development program for Target Olympics Podium [TOP] under the ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs. Every event day will be followed by the cultural exchange musical program in the evening where every participating state and country will be asked to participate.
It is a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme [CSS] projected on an estimated budget of Rs 5 crore with liberal norms unlike other CSS schemes like PYKKA/RGKA. The participants will be provided with all sports gear, including track suit [utility prizes] and accommodation food and TA. The winner will receive a cash-prize of Rs. 10,000 while the first runners-up and second runner up will get Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 6,000 respectively. The overall winner state/country will be awarded Rs 10 lakh while the first and second runner up will get Rs 6 lakh and Rs 4 lakh respectively.

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