September 4, 2016
Puducherry Lt. Governor, Kiran Bedi today said that she was going to replicate and take to her area the Gramotsavam (village festival), organised by Isha Foundation, which is aimed at reviving the dying traditional sports.
Speaking tonight after distributing the trophies and awards to the winners of various sports, including Kabaddi, Malkambha, throwball and volleyball, Bedi said that the participation of rural people, particularly women, from remote areas, has inspired her to take this festival to Puducherry.
Stating that she will start giving shape to the sports meet from Saturday onwards, Bedi said that she will seek assistance from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the founder of the Foundation, due to which the rural folks were engaged in sports and other extracurricular activities, by shunning their bad habits.
The Union minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, in his address said that sport was “an amazing thing, which brings all together and shows the oneness that we are Indians.”