New Delhi, July 16: Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Minister of State for Information and MoS for Heavy Industries Babul Supriyo yesterday flagged off the eighth Mega Slum Yuva Daud. Thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Qutub Minar and ended at Govt. Boys & Girls School playground, Mehrauli.
Addressing the participants Goel said that this is not just any other run but we are running for a better tomorrow, a New India where each youngster utilizes his/her skills for nation building.
Babul Supriyo gave a thumbs up to the Sports Ministry’s initiative of Slum Yuva Daud and called it “innovative step” to tap young talent.
Also, Member of Parliament, Ramesh Bidhuri appreciated the Sports Ministry’s initiative and encouraged the children to participate in run wholeheartedly. The Singh Sisters urged the youth to participate in sporting activities and promote healthy living and cited sports and youth as two pillars of India’s strength.
Significantly, the Slum Yuva Daud and Adopt Slum campaigns aim at highlighting the government’s pro-people schemes among masses. A total 11 Slum Yuva Runs have been planned out of which 3 have already been completed successfully with mass participation.
Interestingly, the first edition of the Slum Daud was held on 26 May in which 5000 youngsters from various slums in Delhi participated wholeheartedly. The Slum Yuva Daud is part of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.