5 Random Facts About The 35th Indian National Games That You Ought To Know


This is the 35th National Games Of India held in God’s Own Country – Kerela. Here are a few facts that everybody ought to know about this event

  • The event is said to be held at seen districts of the state namely Thiruvanthapuram, Kollam, Alapuza, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Trissur and Kannur.
  • Kerala has hosted this event prior late in the year 1987, ie 27th National Game.
  • The Ambassador for the event is no other than our very own cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

The Ambassador promoting


Ambassador of the event- Sachin Tendulkar
Ambassador of the event- Sachin Tendulkar
  • On 31st of January the event was inaugurated by the Union Minister Of urban Development Venkaiah Naidu.

The opening ceremony

  • The Great Hornbill which is the state bird of Kerala is selected as the mascot of the event and is named as “Ammu”. This is being done to spread the awareness of the bird being extinct if not conserved and also its female gender represents the tribute given to women of Kerala and also throws the light over the gender ratio which is tilted on female population more unlike rest states of the nation.
Ammu -the mascot
Ammu -the mascot
  • Saloni Dalal is said to be youngest medal achiever and has achieved bronze medal for 200m Breast Stroke Swimming Event. She has also won a silver medal for relay race.
the youngest medal winner
the youngest medal winner

Star swimmer, Saloni Dalal (center) wins the Gold in 50 M Breaststroke
Star swimmer, Saloni Dalal (center) wins the Gold in 50 M Breaststroke
  • Sports Events and the number of Medals
    Aquatics 50
    Archery 15
    Athletics 44
    Badminton 7
    Basketball 2
    Beach Handball 2
    Beach Volleyball 2
    Boxing 20
    Canoeing 36
    Cycling 20
    Fencing 12
    Football 2
    Gymnastics 20
    Handball 2
    Hockey 2
    Judo 14
    Kabbadi 2
    Kho Kho 2
    Lawn Bowls 8
    Netball 2
    Rowing 18
    Rugby Sevens 1
    Shooting 38
    Squash 2
    Table Tennis 7
    Taekwondo 1
    Tennis 6
    Triathlon 4
    Volleyball 2
    Weightlifting 15
    Wrestling 24
    Wushu 15
    Yatching 1

The event’s National Anthem

Run Kerala the official Song-


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Shreya Karania
A first year management student from Mumbai.


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