With colorful cultural programs, Himachal’s state Olympic Games started on Thursday in Hamirpur. The Great Khali Dilip Singh Rana arrived at Hamirpur Sports Ground with the Olympic torch.
On this occasion, Chief Guest, Governor Acharya Debavratt took the salute of March Past and declared the Olympic Games open.
President, Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association, Anurag Thakur said he was keen to provide a platform and all infrastructural facilities to the talented youth of the state so that they could excel in various sports at the national and international level.
A total of 11 sports – athletics, hockey, shooting, basketball, volleyball, boxing, kabaddi, weight lifting, kho kho, judo, and wrestling — would be promoted under this initiative.