Indian Hockey Legend Dhanraj Pillay to inaugurate
The stage is all set for the grand opening ceremony of Season 4 of the 16-day, 34-game Khasdar Krida Mahotsav (KKM). The two-hour inaugural function will begin at the Indoor Stadium of Divisional Sports Complex in Mankapur on Friday from 5.30 pm.Indian hockey legend, former captain, Arjuna awardee and Padmashree Shri Dhanraj Pillay will inaugurate the event on Friday. Shri Nitinji Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India and MLA Shri Chandrashekhar Bawankule will be the chief guests.
Convener of the event and former Mayor Shri Sandip Joshi will preside over the inaugural function.
The event begins with a special performance from the Yogasana participants of Indiaâ€™s got talent. A short and sweet inaugural ceremony has been planned where the participating players will be presenting in various activities including a demonstration on Yoga, Mallakhamb and Lezim. Participating players of all the 34 sporting disciplines will also perform march past.
On the occasion, Member of Parliament Vikas Mahatme, MLA Mohan Mate, Ajay Sancheti, Sulekhatai Kumbhare, MLC Pravin Datke, MLA Krishna Khopde, MLA Vikas Kumbhare, MLC Nago Ganar, MLA Samir Meghe, MLA Parinay Fuke, former city Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, Ramdas Ambatkar, Sudhakar Deshmukh, Anil Sole, Girish Vyas, Nanaji SHamkule, Sudhakar Kohole and Milind Mane will share the dais as the guests of honours.
The first-of-its-kind event, a first for any city in India, to be conducted in 16 days will have 34 sports disciplines and will be played at around 40 venues. A total of 1064 teams, around 3765 officials and over 40,000 participants will take part in the fourth edition of this historic sporting event.
During the concluding ceremony of this unique sports festival scheduled on May 28, as many as 560 Trophies, 7830 medals and a prize money of Rs 93 lakhs will be distributed amongst the podium finishers.
In addition, many individual awards will also be given during the championship. During the team event, the best player in every match will also be given an award.
DETAILS OF 34 SPORTING DISCIPLINES
Softball, May 14-16, Mankapur
Yogasan, 14 to 16, Suresh Bhat, Sabhagurh
Kabaddi, 14 to 20, Chitnavis Park
Basketball 14 to 27, Bhagawan Nagar, Gurudev Nagar, Tiranga Sq, Bajaj Nagar
Cycling, May 15, Deekshabhomi,
Bench Press Powerlifting, May 15 to 16, Hindu Mulinchi Shala, Mahal,
Carrom, May 15 to 17, Khadan Ground, Hansapuri
Kho-Kho May 15 to 18, Mahila Mahavidyalay, Nandanvan,
Archery, May 16 to 17, Tirpude College
Chess, May 17 to 19, Suresh Bhat Sabhagruh,
Fencing, May 17 to 18, Patidar Bhavan, Lakhadganj
Hockey, May 17 to 19 Vidarbha Hockey Aassociation, Amravati Road
Wrestling, May 17 to 19, Lalganj Naik Talao, Bangladesh
Athletics May 17 to 20, Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur
Badminton, May 18 to 22, Subhedar Hall, University Ground,
Handball, May 19 to 21, Yeshwant Stadium
Girls Box Cricket, May 19 to 22, Bajaj Nagar
Volleyball, May 19 to 22, Venus Reshimbag
Taekwondo, May 19 to 22, Vivekanand Nagar
Table Tennis, May 20 to 22, Ramjivan Chaudhary Hall, Mahal
Swimming, May 21 to 22, Vaishali Nagar
Marathon, May 22, Yashwant Stadium
Body Building May 22, Reshimbagh Ground
Football, May 22 to 26, NDFA Ambedkar Stadium, Suyog Nagar
Malkhamb, May 23 to 24, New Mahalaxmi Nagar
Sepak Takraw, May 23 to 24, Ram Nagar
Tug of War, May 23 to 24 Reshimbagh Ground
Judo, May 23 to 24, Ishwar Deshmukh College
Boxing, May 23 to 25, Gandhibagh Garden
Tennis, May 23 to 25, Ram Nagar
Futsal, May 23 to 27, Reshimbagh Ground
Gymnastics, May 24 to 25, DNC Congress Nagar
Rifle Shooting, May 25 to 27, Taluka Krida Sankul, Ahuja Nagar
Divyang Games, May 25 to 27, Ishwar Deshmukh College ground.
Khasdar Krida Mahotsav SEASON-4 in Numbers
Prize Money 93 Lakh