New Delhi, July 2: At least 5000 youth from Delhi slums participated in 4th Slum Yuva Daud with great enthusiasm that held on Saturday in the presence of Sports Minister Vijay Goel, Member of Parliament Udit Raj and Commonwealth Gold medalist and renowned wrestler Babita Phogat. Minister Vijay Goel flagged off the Daud which was started from Ambedkar Bhawan, Rohini and ended at Engineering College, Bawana, Delhi.
Addressing the participants Minister Vijay Goel said, “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 being one field in which we must grow big and powerful.”
On the other side, Babita Phogat urged the youth to participate in sporting activities and promote healthy living through yoga, sports and other positive measures. Udit Raj hailed the Sports Ministry’s initiative of Slum Yuva Daud and called it a ‘great way” to unite the youth.
Both chief guests encouraged the youngsters to follow the path of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” to create a “New India” which PM Narendra Modi has dreamt of.Minister Goel also interacted with the participants via quiz contest, songs and cultural activities.
The 5th Slum Yuva Daud is scheduled for 2 July 2017 at Gagan Cinema, Nand Nagri where Sports Minister Vijay Goel, I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari will flag off the Daud.
Notably, 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 which aims at highlighting the government’s pro-people schemes among masses. A total 11 Slum Yuva Runs have been planned out of which 4 have already been concluded successfully with mass participation.