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GENERATION GAMES GUWAHATI 17th JANUARY 2018
Guwahati hosted the 1st Indian Edition of ‘Generation Games’ on 17th January 2018. City based NGO Akshayam, with venue support from South Point School and technical support from Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) offered 14 international sport and 3 ethnic Assamese games to the people of Guwahati. The ‘Generation Games’ is a unique concept that encourages inter-generational participation in sport and recreational games. Guwahati is the first city in India to host the generation games which was first held in the Netherland in the year 2012.
People of all age and abilities participated, learnt the basics of all the sport from certified coaches and trained volunteers as well as competed in events specially designed and simplified for all. The Generation Games also advocates for inclusive society and thus Shishu Sarothi, the leading NPO in the field of advocacy for equal rights of people with special needs offered two Paralympics sport – Bocce and Wheel Chair Basketball. Two relatively new sports– Korfball and Parkour were also introduced during the event. The other sport were Archery, Basketball, Blitz Chess, Boxing, Climbing, Futsal, Martial Arts, Roller Skating, Shot Put, Table Tennis, Marble in Spoon Race, Tekeli Bhonga and Three Legged Race.
There was no registration or entry fee for the event and the focus of the event was participation rather than competition.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Krishnanjan Chanda, Principal, South Point School, Mr Kalikanta Boro, President, Assam Amateur Boxing Association, Mr. Hemanta Kalita, Secretary Assam Amateur Boxing Association, Mr. Manash Barooah, Secretary Assam Mountaineering Association, Mr. P.K Poddar, Seceretary, All India Korfball Association, in the presence of Dr. Siben Dutta, President; Mr. Biswajit Bharadwaj, General Secretary; Mr. Nandan Buragohain, Joint Secretary; Mr. Pranjit Dutta, Joint Secretary of Akshayam and Ms. Rajashree Bhattacharyya, Project Director of Generation Games Guwahati, and host of volunteers, officials and participants.
The day long event saw the participation of over 2000 people from different walks of life including a group of about 50 special children from Sisu Sarothi.
Various Generation Games merchandise such as T-shirts, Footballs, Water Bottles, and Bags etc was distributed among the best participants. Certificate of participation was also distributed to all the participants of the event.
The event was supported by Rotary Club Dispur, Downtown Hospital, Assam Parkour, Assam Mountaineering Association, All Assam Amateur Boxing Association, Assam Downtown University, Assam Chess Club, All India Korfball Association among others.