National Games 2015: Countdown Starts
On Jan 02, 2015
|Trivandrum: The 30-day countdown to the 35th National Games began earlier this week. At a function held at the Central Stadium on Thursday the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy unveiled the official medals. Ministers Manjalamkuzhi Ali and P K Jayalakshmi followed up with the lighting of the lamp.
Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb released the official uniform while a Virtual Torch - a smart phone application for the National Games - was launched by Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.
Many personalities from the sporting arena like T C Yohanann, M D Valsamma, Sunny Thomas, I M Vijayan, Padmini Thomas, Anju Bobby George, K M Beenamol and Preeja Sreedharan graced the occasion.
A fusion dance performance by Samudra dance group with the theme ‘Race against Time’ was performed during the function followed by a ‘jugalbandi’ performance by violinist Balabhaskar and percussionist Sreeraj S.
Sachin Tendulkar will participate in the ‘Run Kerala Run’ mass run, scheduled to be held across the state on 20 January. The games is to be inaugurated on 31 January.