35th National Games to be held in Kerala, preparation in progress
Kerala is getting ready to host the 35th National Games after a gap of 27 years, Kerala hosted National Games last in 1987. The dates have still not be decided, awaiting final confirmation form Indian Olympic Association.
The genesis of National Games is in the Olympic movement, which gathered momentum in the country in the twenties of the last century. It aimed at promoting the Olympic Sports in the country. The culmination of this movement was the launching of the 9th edition of the Indian Olympic Games at Lahore in the undivided Punjab in 1924. The competitions were held in every two years in one or other major city of the country ever since. The Indian Olympic Games was held as National Games from 1940 onwards. The city of Lucknow hosted National Games for the first time after independence.
Progress of Work at Event Venues