Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the mascot and the anthem for the 36th National Games at Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad on. The mascot is named as Savaj which means cub in Gujarati. The anthem is based on the theme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
The National Games will be organised between 29th of this month to 12th of next month at six cities in the state namely Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
Mr. Shah said, the budget allocated for sports in the year 2014 was 866 crore which was increased to two thousand crore in this year. He said, be it Olympic or Commonwealth Games, number of India’s medal is increasing.
The Home Minister further added that Gujarat has achieved development in all sectors including sports. He said, world class facilities are available in Gujarat for every sports today.
The Home Minister also launched the official website of the national games
and the mobile App NGGujarat at the curtain raiser ceremony.