Jodhpur,The opening ceremony of NCC National Games-2014 was conducted at DG NCC Camp, Delhi Cantt, yesterday. Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty, DGNCC formally opened the games amidst pageantry and thunderous applause.
The aim of the NCC Games is to provide the talented sports persons amongst the Cadets a feel of a major sporting event and prepare them with requisite match temperament and further their sporting careers. An added aim is also to showcase and promote low cost indigenous games such as Kabbadi and Kho-Kho.
The NCC National Games being conducted over eleven days from 08 to 18 October 2014 will see competitions in eight sports disciplines i.e, Football, Hockey, Athletics, Table Tennis, Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, Badminton and Shooting. Football will be played at various venues in Delhi Cantt with finals slated on 16 Oct 2014. Hockey will be conducted in Major Dhyan Chand Stadium with semi-final and finals on 16 and 17 Oct 2014.
Table Tennis and Badminton are being conducted in Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium and Athletics in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium with finals on 17 Oct 2014. All events are being conducted at Delhi except Shooting, which is being conducted at Asansol, West Bengal.
Nearly 2000 cadets from 17 State Directorates representing all states and Union Territories in the country are participating in the National Games.