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Haryana set to host 26th All India Forest Sports Meet | Chandigarh News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Haryana is ready for a mega sports event as the 26th All India Forest Sports Meet is being organized soon at Panchkula.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday released the ‘Logo and Mascot’ of the 26th All India Forest Sports Meet at his residence.
Khattar said it is a matter of pride that Haryana is the host of the 26th All India Forest Sports Meet. Prior to this, the sports meet has been successfully organized twice in Haryana; 10th meet in the year 2003 and 13th meet in 2013.
This time the sports meet will be organized from March 10 to 14, in which about 2,500 participants from all the states, ministry of environment and forests, Government of India, Union Territories and Forest Research are expected to participate. Different sports teams will be formed by appointing players to the post of Forest Guard in Group C in the Forest Department. The CM named the mascot of the sports meet as Krish.
The ministry of environment and forest, Government of India, organizes the All India Forests Sports Meet on an annual basis; the responsibility of which is assigned to a state. With the aim to promote sports in the Forest Department, the 1st All India Forest Sports Meet was organized at Hyderabad in the year 1993 and till date, this meet has been organized 25 times.
The main venue for the 26th All India Forest Sports Meet will be Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector-3, Panchkula. Most of the events will be organised in the stadium which include athletic events like race, walk, relays, hurdles, discuss throw, javelin throw, hammer throw, long jump, high jump, shot put, triple Jump; indoor games like badminton, carom, table tennis, chess and field games including basketball, cricket, hockey, kabaddi, volleyball and tug of war.
Haryana’s culture and progress depicted in logo
The logo for the meet prominently displays ‘Black Buck’ – a magnificent animal that finds prominent place in India’s history and culture and is also the state animal of Haryana. The state map in the logo depicts that Haryana, which is hosting the sports meet is at the forefront of sports and one of the fast-progressing states in all fields.
The images between the spokes of the circle of the logo indicate the sports meet; popular events that will be played and also the popular games in Haryana. The leaves on the upper part signify the forest fraternity. In Indian mythology, black buck is considered the charioteer of Lord Krishna and is also described as the chariot of Vayu (the wind god), and Chandra (the moon god) at some places.

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