08 July, New Delhi
Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today flagged off the 6th Slum Yuva Daud with MoS Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha from Hari Nagar Bus Depot, which saw the participation of thousands of Delhi youth from slums.
Addressing the participants, 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.”
Speaking on the event, Jayant Sinha said, “Such sporting events promote unity among youth and encourage them to take up sports and other constructive activities.”
Youth icon and cricketer Ishant Sharma, who was also present at the ocassion, urged the youth to participate in sporting activities and promote healthy living. The occassion also saw the presence of MP Parvesh Verma, MLA Manjinder Sirsa MLA, who hailed the Sports Ministry’s initiative of Slum Yuva Daud and called it a ‘great way’ to tap young talent. All chief guests encouraged the youngsters to follow the path of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” to create a “New India” which PM Narendra Modi has dreams of, a New India where each section gets equal benefits of schemes and policies with these youngsters as the future leaders in their respective fields.
Significantly, the Slum Yuva Daud is part of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan which aims at highlighting the government’s pro-people schemes among masses.