The coffee table and flag distribution of the fourth edition of much awaited Khasdar Krida Mahotsav (KKM) was done today by the hands of Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari at Suresh Bhatt Hall.
The event was graced by London Olympian and former Indian hockey team member Sandeep Singh and renowned India badminton player Jwala Gutta.
The fourth edition of KKM will kick start from January 2 with Bodybuilding event at Yashwant stadium
â€œKKM is one such event in which hundreds of athletes take part, and we offer opportunities to meet iconic players and seek inspiration from themâ€ Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
â€œNo one is perfect and no one can claim to be perfect and with this message only one can become the best athlete in historyâ€ he said.
Remembering old days Gadkari said that â€œduring my college days I was active in sports but we lacked the basic facilities. Now we try to give the best services and facilities to all the athletes in the KKM. We have prepared around 350 grounds in Nagpur where all facilities have also been provided to prepare sportspersons like Gutta and Singhâ€.
â€œI am happy to see the smiling faces after two year of waitâ€ he added.
The events during Khasdar Krida Mahotsav are as follows
Bodybuilding- January 2 Yashwant Stadium
Fencing January 3-4 Kacchi Visa Oswal Ground
Softball- January 3-5 Mankapur
Basket Ball January 3-12 Bhagwan Nagar and Gurudev Nagar
Athletics- January 4-7 Mankapur
Hockey- January 4-7 Vidarbha Hockey Association
Girls Box Cricket- January 4-7 Bajaj Nagar
Kabaddi- January 4-9 Chitnis Park
Benchpress, Power Lifting- January 5-6 Ishwar Deshmukh College
Carom- January 5-7 Khadan Ground
Taekwondo January 5-8 Vivekanand Nagar
Badminton- January 6-8 and January12-15 Subedar Hall, Ravi Nagar
Rifle shooting- January 7-8 Taluka Sankul
Chess- January 7-8 Suresh Bhatt Hall
For specially abled- January 13-15 Ishwar Deshmukh College
Boxing- January 8-9 Gandhibagh Garden
Wrestling- January 8-10 Lalganj Bangladesh
Cycling- January 9 Dikshabhoomi
Mallakhamb- January 10 New Mahalaxmi Nagar
Yoga- January 10-11 Suresh Bhatt Hall
Archery- January 10-11 Tirpude College
Volleyball- January 11-13 Reshim Bag
Football- January 11-15 SWCA
Marathon- January 12 Futala
â€œYuva Daudâ€- January 12 Civil line
Judo- January 12-13 Ishwar Deshmukh
Khokho- January 12-15 Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nandavan
Swimming- January 13-14 Vaishali Nagar
Table Tennis- January 13-15 B.R Mundle
Long Tennis- January 13-15 Ram Nagar
Gymnastic- January 14-15 DNC
Handball- Janauary 7-8 Yashwant stadium
Golf- January 11-12 Uttar Nagar
Tug-of-war- January 14-15 Reshim Bag ground
A total of 36 sports will be played in the fourth edition of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav. I wish them good luck