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National Sikh Games in national capital from Jan 9-11

New Delhi, Dec 2 (UNI) Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that around 2500 athletes from 10 states will participate in over 16 disciplines during the National Sikh Games (NSG) 2020 to be held here in the national capital January 9 to 11 across various venues.
Around 1000 athlete participated in the marathon race organised on November 3 from iconic India Gate to Gurdwara Rakab Ganj to educate the youth about the premier sporting and cultural event and raise awareness against obesity and the menace of drug abuse among new sikh generation, Jap Jaap Sewa Trust General Secretary Satnam Singh said here on Monday.
Sikh sports will aim at putting community kids back in touch with their culture, especially as they participate in – traditional sports such as kabaddi, arms twisting etc and foster stronger community bonding among sikh residents of all ages and races and across different region of national capital region .
The event is being held for second successive year here in the capital at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Sirifort Complex, CWG Yamuna Sports complex and Indira Gandhi outdoor stadium to reinforce Sikh identity though sports.
Both Sikh boys and girls are eligible for participation in games and winners who breaks national record will be sponsored for training in best sports academies for specialised training and coaching in their respective sports at a more professional level to prepare them to compete in international sports tournaments and championships at the expenses of Sikh Games organizers Jap Jaap Sewa Trust, added.
Athletes can register themselves in different traditional and contemporary sports competitions being organised in this event such as Basket Ball, Badminton, Table Tennis, hockey, Chess, Athletics, Tug-of-War, Athletics, Shooting, Cycling and Power Lifting competitions.
More than one lakh sports spectators are expected to turn in three day event, the organisers said.
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