Published on: November 2, 2023

37th National Games

37th National Games

Why in news? The 37th National Games will be held at  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa.


  • Host State -Goa
  • Motto-“Get Set Goa”
  • Organizer -Indian Olympic Association(IOA)
  • Mascot-MOGA, representation of Indian Bison
  • Theme -National integration
  • It is the first time national games is held in Goa
  • Governed by the IOA, and funded by the central government and the state government of the host state.

About National Games

  • National games is referred to as the “Indian Olympics,” until 1938
  • Indian Olympic Games were held in Feb 1924 in Delhi to select Indian competitors for the 1924 Paris Olympics.
  • First national games were held in Lahore (Undivided)
  • First Modern National Games on the lines of the Olympics were held in 1985 in New Delhi.