PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 36th National Games, says there was nepotism earlier

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated 36th National Games and said that his government has cleaned up the system. 

This is after 7 years that the games are being organised and for the first time Gujarat is hosting the event. There will be more than 7000 participants. 

There was nepotism and corruption in sports – PM Modi

“The country’s sportsmen were capable in the past too. This movement of winning medals could have started earlier too. But, instead of professionalism, there was nepotism and corruption in sports. We have cleaned up the system and pumped in new confidence among the youth,” said PM Modi in his address to the cheering crowd.

“Your victory in sports will pave the way for the country’s success in other fields. The soft power of sports will significantly improve our country’s image in the world,” he had added.

Star players to participate 

Many star players will participate in the National Games being held in Gujarat. Players like Mirabai Chanu, Murali Sreeshankar, Annu Rani and Srihari Natraj will come for their respective states and teams in these players.

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