Published On: Fri, Aug 5th, 2016

Union Sports Minister Inaugurates Live Screening of Rio Games on Giant Screen at Central Park, Connaught Place

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel inaugurated the Exhibition On Olympic Games and Live Screening of Rio Games, in New Delhi on August 05, 2016.  The Secretary, Ministry of Youth & Sports, Shri Rajiv Yadav, Athlete, Anju Bobby George and Cricketer, Gautam Gambhir are also seen.

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel inaugurated the Exhibition On Olympic Games and Live Screening of Rio Games, in New Delhi on August 05, 2016.
The Secretary, Ministry of Youth & Sports, Shri Rajiv Yadav, Athlete, Anju Bobby George and Cricketer, Gautam Gambhir are also seen.

New Delhi: In continuation to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country,Union Minister of State (I/ C) for Youth Affairs &Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today inaugurated ‘Exhibition on Olympic Games’ & ‘Live Screening of Rio Games’t Central Park, Connaught Place in the gracious presence of athlete Smt Karnam Malleswari, Smt Anju Bobby George and Cricketer Shri Gautam Gambhir.

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 Wishesand digital campaign for wishes was also inauguratedat India Gate Lawns, Near Hyderabad House in the gracious presence of Olympian Ms Mary C. Kom to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country.

This year India has sent its largest ever contingent to participate in the Olympic Games.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri 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. He said the Exhibition provides an opportunity to thestudents, children and youth to know about the Olympics history and participating players. He said the youth and people can take selfies with the cut-outs of our Olympians and watch the same. He said, the giant screens in Delhi put up by his 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.

He 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 (NM APP).

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