New Delhi, Dec 1 : National Sikh Games (NSG) 2020, that is modelled replica of Australian Sikh Games, will be organised at New Delhi from January 9, 2020 to January 11, 2020 across various venues in the National Capital.
Around 2,500 athletes from 10 states will participate in over 16 sports competitions being held as part of the National Sikh Games, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Committee, said here on Sunday.
National Sikh Games, dedicated to 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji will be organised by Delhi based philanthropic Jap Jaap Sewa Trust in active partnership with Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and various sports, cultural associations with the aim to bring sports to the heart of the Sikh community and tap in a unique sporting talents of Sikh Youths.
It is also an effort to tackle the problem of obesity, drugs menace among Sikh children through sports and physical activities.
Athletes can register themselves in different traditional and contemporary sports competitions being organised as part of this event such as basketball, badminton, table tennis, hockey, chess, athletics, tug-of-war, shooting, cycling, etc competitions. Cultural events include Bhangra, Gidda, singing, stand-up comedy and other small fun activities in which both men and women can participate, NSG, the premier sporting and cultural event for the Indian Sikh community, is being held at the second successive year in New Delhi at four different venues at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Sirifort Complex, CWG Yamuna Sports complex and Indira Gandhi outdoor stadium to reinforce Sikh identity through sports.
The launch event will be attended by over 10,000 members of the sports enthusiastic, representatives from different sports and cultural organisations, representatives from different Gurdwaras from National Capital Region etc.
The organisers aim to see more than one lakh sports spectators turning up at the events in three days at four stadiums from January 9, 2020 to January 11,2020. The performances of Gatka (Sikh martial arts), besides the bhangra, giddha and drummers will mark a vibrant start to the inauguration function of the National Sikh Games 2020.
For registration for both sports and cultural activities, interested people can visit the website www.japjaapsewatrust.com, or visit its Facebook page for more information . Around 1,000 athletes participated in the picturesque marathon race organised on November 3, 2019 from Iconic India Gate to Gurudwara 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 the new sikh generation, Satnam Singh General Secretary Jap Jaap Sewa Trust said on Sunday.
Both Sikh boys and girls are eligible for participation in the games and any participant winners who break 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 organisers Jap Jaap Sewa Trust. (UNI)