Published on: November 2, 2023
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.