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The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel alongwith the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore flagging off the 5th Mega Slum Daud, in Delhi on July 01, 2017.

Union Ministers Shri Vijay Goel and Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore Flag off 5th Slum Yuva Daud

Newdelhi:2/7/17:Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore here today flagged off the 5 th Mega Slum Yuva Daud. Today’s Daud started from Gagan Cinema Nand Nagri and ended at Harnam Palace. More than 3000 youth from various slums of Rohtash Nagar, Babarpur, Seelampur, Gokul Puri and Seemapuri participated in it.

Addressing the participants shri Goel said that this is not just any other run but we are running for a better tomorrow, a New India where each youngster is and would be capable in different fields including sports. He said, Sports is one field in which we must grow from the grassroots to become big and powerful.

Speaking on the occasion Minister of State for I&B Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore said, sports is a key uniting factor and empowers the youth. This Daud is a great initiative by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to mobilise youth and engage them in sporting activities. He encouraged the youngsters to participate in such sporting events, competitions to utilize their time and skills to achieve big in life.

The Slum Yuva Daud is part of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan which aims at highlighting the government’s pro-people schemes among masses. “Adopt a Slum” campaign will involve groups like NSS, public schools, RWAs, NGOs and Rotary clubs etc. A total 11 Slum Yuva Runs have been planned out of which 5 have already been successful with Mass participation.

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