Chattisgarhiya Olympics will commence at the divisional level on September 10

Raipur ( | Chattisgarhiya Olympics 2023–24, an event aimed at promoting traditional sports in Chhattisgarh, is set to commence at the divisional level on September 10 and will run until September 20. Under the guidance of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Mr. Umesh Patel, the Chhattisgarhiya Olympics continue to gain unprecedented popularity this year.

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has announced the recognition of outstanding athletes in the state-level competition of the Chhattisgarhiya Olympics in the long jump, 100-metre sprint, and wrestling events in the 18 to 40 age group as a means to encourage the players. In the Chhattisgarhiya Olympics, not only the youth but also the elderly, children, and women are actively participating. This provision will take effect from this session. After the conclusion of the divisional level, the final phase of the state-level Chhattisgarhiya Olympics will be held in the capital city of Raipur from September 25 to September 27.

It’s worth noting that the Chhattisgarhiya Olympics include 16 traditional sports competitions in the state, organised in both team and individual categories. The team category will include games like ‘Gilli Danda’, ‘Pittul’, ‘Sankhali’, ‘Langdi Daud’, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, ‘Rassa Kassi’ (Tug of War), and Baati (Kancha). In the single category, participants can compete in ‘Billas’, ‘Fugdi’, ‘Gedi Daud’, ‘Bhawara’, the 100-metre race, the long jump, rope jumping, and wrestling.