Soon, bullock cart races will be held at panchayat level – The New Indian Express

Express press service

BENGALURU: To give a big boost to rural sports, for the first time, the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj have partnered with the Department of Youth and Sports to organize sports meets, which will also include horse races. bullock carts. The events will take place from the panchayat to the state level and the proposal has already been approved by the government. A joint circular issued by the departments said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is keen to organize rural sports meetings, where kabaddi, kho-kho, traditional wrestling and bullock cart races will be held.

RDPR Additional Chief Secretary LK Atheeq told the New Indian Express that sports fixtures can be held on playing fields developed at many locations under MGNREGA. “This is the first time that these sporting events have been organized in such a way. We will launch the competitions on August 29, which is National Sports Day,” he added.

The detailed guidelines stated that there was no age limit for participants. All competitions will be held at the gram panchayat, taluk, district and state levels. While gram panchayats can use 2% of revenue, for taluk and district level fixtures, funds will be allocated through the Zilla panchayat as part of sports grants. Department officials were asked to donate Rs 200 to participants at taluk level and Rs 250 at district level. They will also be paid Rs 300 for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Districts with less than three taluks can send the top three places to the district-level meet. Districts with four to five taluks can send the top two teams and for those with more than six or more taluks, the top team passes. Those who win at the district level can participate in the match at the state level.

BENGALURU: To give a big boost to rural sports, for the first time, the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj have partnered with the Department of Youth and Sports to organize sports meets, which will also include horse races. bullock carts. The events will take place from the panchayat to the state level and the proposal has already been approved by the government. A joint circular issued by the departments said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is keen to organize rural sports meetings, where kabaddi, kho-kho, traditional wrestling and bullock cart races will be held. RDPR Additional Chief Secretary LK Atheeq told the New Indian Express that sports fixtures can be held on playing fields developed at many locations under MGNREGA. “This is the first time that these sporting events have been organized in such a way. We will launch the competitions on August 29, which is National Sports Day,” he added. The detailed guidelines stated that there was no age limit for participants. All competitions will be held at the gram panchayat, taluk, district and state levels. While gram panchayats can use 2% of revenue, for taluk and district level fixtures, funds will be allocated through the Zilla panchayat as part of sports grants. Department officials were asked to donate Rs 200 to participants at taluk level and Rs 250 at district level. They will also be paid Rs 300 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Districts with less than three taluks can send the top three places to the district-level meet. Districts with four to five taluks can send the top two teams and for those with more than six or more taluks, the top team passes. Those who win at the district level can participate in the match at the state level.