1200 Players Participate in Zonal Sports Championships

1200 Players Participate in Zonal Sports Championships

Around 1200 Players Participate in Zonal Sports Championships under “EK Bharat Shrestha Bharat” in January 2020

13 FEB 2020

The Department of Sports organised Nine events in the month of January 2020 under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme (EBSB) in various parts of the country to promote the spirit of National integration through sports. Championship events were organised in indigenous sports disciplines of Tug of War, Sqay, Kalarippayttu, Shooting ball and Olympic sport Handball for both Girls and Boys, with the unique concept of fielding Paired State teams. The winner Paired state team of Zonal championship qualify for the finals.  Till  January 31, 2020 Department of Sports conducted Nineteen events across the country, with participation of around 1200 players. The nine events conducted in the month of January 2020 are as under:

 

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No

Nature of activities Place/ Institution Date Number of participants
1. SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

EBSB Tug of war Championship for Men Zone 2

Indira Gandhi ground, Mahapalika Stadium, Nanded, Maharashtra Organised by

Department of Sports,

Tug of War Federation of India

12-15 Jan 2020  

 

122  Participants

From paired states  Himachal Pradesh: Kerela,

Gujarat: Chhatisgarh,

Bihar: Tripura& Mizoram,

Puducherry: Daman& Diu

 

 

 

2. SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

EBSB Tug of war Championship for Women Zone 2

 

 

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12-15 Jan 2020
3. SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

EBSB Sqay Boys    U-21 Championship Zone 2

Sports Authority of India, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Organised by Department of Sports

Sqay Fed of India

 

18-20 Jan 200  

 

117 Participants

From paired states

Uttarakhand: Karnataka

Goa : Jharkhand

Madhya Pradesh: Manipur & Nagaland

Bihar: Tripura

4. SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

EBSB Sqay Girls U-21 Championship Zone 2

 

 

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18-20 Jan 200
5. SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

EBSB Kalarippayattu

Demonstration

 

StXaviersSchool GandhiNagar

IIT GandhiNagar

Nest Internatonal School Ahmedabad

AyyappaTemple Trust Auditorium GandhiNagar

Organised by

Department of Sports Kalarippayattu

Federation of India

23-24 Jan 2020 Kalarippayttu team deomonstration was held at four venues in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
 

6.

SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

EBSB Handball Boys U-20 Zone 1

Indore

Organised by

Department of Sports Handball Fed of India

 

28-30 Jan 2020 144 Participants

From paired states

MP:Manipur& Nagaland,

Goa:Jharkhand,

Punjab:Andhra Pradesh,

HimachalPradesh: Kerala.

7. SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

EBSB Handball Girls U-20 Zone 1

 

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28-30 Jan 2020 M.P:Manipur,Nagaland

Delhi: Sikkim

Puducherry:Daman, Diu

TN: J&K, Ladhakh

 

8.

 

SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

EBSB Shooting Ball Men Zone 3

V.K KRISHNA INDOOR Stadium Kozhikode, Kerala

Organised by

Department of Sports Shooting Ball Federation of India

30-31 Jan 2020 94 Participants

From paired states

Mahrashtra:Odisha,

Chandigarh:Dadra& Nagar Haveli,

MP:Manipur& Nagaland,

Puducherry: Daman& Diu.

 

9. SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

EBSB Shooting Ball Women Zone 3

 

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30-31 Jan 2020

 

The players from all the participating paired States/UTs enjoyed playing these championship events with a unique concept of Joint teams of Paired States, which helped in better understanding of culture and food habits of each other. Colourful inauguration and closing ceremony were performed for each of the events in which local children performed welcome songs and folk dances in colourful folk dresses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mooted the idea of a cultural connect between different regions during the Rashtriya Ekta Divas held in 2015. The broad objectives of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat include celebrating the Unity in Diversity of our nation and promoting the spirit of national integration through engagement between all states and union territories.

An activity calendar for each pair is prepared through mutual consultation, paving the way for a year long process of mutual engagement. The current pairings will continue till June this year. After the creation of Union Territory of Ladakh, it has been paired along with Jammu and Kashmir with Tamil Nadu. Punjab has been paired with Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand with Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh with Kerala, Delhi with Sikkim, and Rajasthan with Assam.

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