New Delhi, June 26: Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh and Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar on Sunday led the curtain raiser of the twelve edition of the Slum Daud. Six Thousands of youth from Delhi slums participated in the run which started from Jhandenwalan Devi Mandir and ended at Ajmal Khan Park. Each participant was awarded medal and certificates.
Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh praised the initiative of Slum Yuva Daud and said, “Youth is the backbone of our nation and such activities help in their all-round development and encourage them to work for nation building.
Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar who came joined the Slum Daud for a second time called the initiative a golden opportunity for future sportspersons to shine. He stated that such efforts will go a long way to create sports culture in the country and help the Ministry to tap talented youth.
Notably, the Slum Yuva Daud and Adopt Slum campaigns aim at highlighting the government’s pro-people schemes among masses. 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. Total 12 Slum Yuva Runs were organized across Delhi with a combined participation of 60,000 youth.