Raipur. Like last year, this year also Chhattisgarhia Olympics 2023-24 is being organized. On the initiative of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and under the direction of Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Umesh Patel, Chhattisgarh Olympics were started with the aim of encouraging traditional sports of Chhattisgarh, spreading awareness about sports, providing platform to players and developing sports spirit. The beginning of 2023-24 will be from 17th July on the day of Hareli festival.
This sports competition, which lasts for about 2 months and 10 days, will be organized in 6 phases. From children to the elderly will be able to participate in this sports competition. In the competition, 16 types of traditional games have been included in team and single category. Rope jumping and wrestling have also been added in the single category in this year’s Olympics. The responsibility of organizing the Chhattisgarhi Olympics has been assigned to the Panchayat and Rural Development Department for rural areas and the Urban Administration and Development Department for urban areas. The competition will end on 27 September 2023.
16 types of games have been included in two categories
The traditional sports competition of Chhattisgarh will be organized in two categories, team and single. Sports like Gilli Danda, Pittool, Sankhali, Langdi Run, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Tug of War and Banti (Kancha) have been included in the Chhattisgarhia Olympics in the team category. And the sports of single category include billas, fugdi, cart race, bhanvra, 100 meter race, long jump, rope jump and wrestling.
Competition will start from Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club
Chhattisgarhia Olympics will be organized first in rural and urban areas at Rajiv Yuva Mitan club level from July 17 to July 22 with knockout method. And the second level is the zone, in which there will be one club consisting of 8 Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs. It will be organized from July 26 to July 31. The event will be held at the development block and urban cluster level from August 7 to August 21. The event at the district level will be held from 25 August to 04 September. The event at the divisional level will be held from 10th September to 20th September and in the last state level sports competitions will be held, which will be organized from 25th September to 27th September.
Participants of every age group will be able to participate
In Chhattisgarhi Olympics, the age group is divided into three categories. In this, the first class till the age of 18 years, the second class up to the age limit of 18-40 years and the third class will include participants above 40 years of age. Participants in both male and female categories will be able to participate in this competition.
Prizes will be given to the winners
Certificates and prize money will be given to the winning participants at the development block and urban cluster level to the winning participants at the state level in the Chhattisgarh Olympics. 1000 rupees will be given to the winning players of development block and urban cluster level, Rs. 750 for second place and Rs. 500 for third place and certificates. Similarly, at the district level, the first winning participants will be given certificates with an amount of Rs 2000, Rs 1500 for second and Rs 1000 for coming third. At the division level, the winning contestants will be given Rs 3000 for coming first, Rs 2500 for second and Rs 2000 and certificates for third place players. In the final event of the state level Olympics, Rs 5000 will be given to the participants coming first, Rs 4500 for second and Rs 4000 for third place players and certificates.
First aid facility will be available
Arrangement of first aid kit at each event level and availability of emergency medical facility at the local level as much as possible will be done by the organizing committee. The organizing committee will also be responsible for ensuring ambulance arrangements at the venue. According to the instructions issued by the Sports and Youth Welfare Department, only women referees and judges will be appointed for women players. Apart from this, it has been made mandatory by the department to take valid identity certificates from the players at all levels of the event.