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Games to be organised in naxalite affected areas of Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL: With the objective of providing opportunity to the sports talent of naxalite affected areas, sports and youth welfare department of Madhya Pradesh has decided to organise state level sports meet from March 13. Besides, department will select talented players from naxalite affected areas to groom them for future.

According to director sports, Upendra Jain, the department has selected 10 districts to conduct games. These are Chhindwara, Seoni, Mandla, Balaghat, Singroli, Sidhi, Umariya, Dindori, Shahdol and Anuppur. In all, 65 blocks in these districts have been selected to conduct games.

Games that are being selected to be conducted are athletics, badminton, volleyball, kabaddi, basketball, football, kho-kho, wrestling and handball.

Kabaddi, basketball and football will be organised in Chhindwara from March 13. Mandla will host kho-kho, wrestling and handball. Rest of the games will be organised in other selected districts.

Coordinator of the game, Jalaj Chaturvedi said talented players will be admitted to the games of the respective academies on the basis of their merits.