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30 Crore Children Playing Sports 1 hour Daily - CII Kabaddi Fest 2019
Jul 29, 2019

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised Kabaddi Fest 2019 at Ludlow Castle Sports Complex, New Delhi. The festival involved 16 teams (8 girls and 8 boys teams) from schools across Delhi NCR.

The main objective of the festival was to harness young talent from schools towards making sports an integral part of education in the region and also promote Kabaddi through CII’s vision of making 300 million children playing sports 60 minutes daily.

Mount View Senior Secondary School from Bahadurgarh, Haryana won the tournament in girls category and P.S. Kharkhoda, Haryana school in the boys category respectively.

 Ms Veditha Reddy, Deputy Commissioner, S.P. Zone, North Delhi Municipal Corporation said, “CII’s theme on Making India Play on making 300 million children playing sports 60 minutes daily will help kids take up sports and develop a sporting nation.”

Mr Deep Mukherjee, CEO, CII National Committee of Sports & Head of Sports Development, Star India, said, ”We need to look at school sports with the lens of education. Sports should be an integral part of the school curriculum for children. We are looking at creating new opportunities for the children across the country by integrating sports and education towards realising the dream of Samagra Shiksha and the vision of making '300 million children playing 60 minutes daily'.

29 July 2019

New Delhi

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