Sports Minister Vijay Goel flagged off the third edition of the 'Slum Yuva Daud' in Delhi on Sunday. The initiative aims to promote sporting culture among the youth living in slum areas. The event was attended, among others, by Environment and Science/Technology Minister Harshwardhan, BJP National Vice President Shyam Jaju, and Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar.
The marathon started from Kasturba Gandhi Polytechnic in Pitampura and ended at Pitampura Sports Complex in west Delhi. More than 5,000 youths from Delhi slums participated with zeal and vigour.
"This is not just any other run but we are running for a better tomorrow, a New India where each youngster is a capable being and sports is one field in which we must grow big and powerful," Goel said.
The Slum Yuva Daud is part of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Sports Ministry and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.
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