To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of the Hockey Legend Major Dhyan Chand, Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs organized Walkathon on the occasion of National Sports Day, on 29th August 2023. To Mark the occasion week long program was organized from 21st to 29th August 2023, competitions like Yogasana, Lagori, Rope Skipping, Badminton, Table Tennis Futsal and Tug Of War were organized for the school students and general public, winners were presented with trophies and medals.
Walkathon began with Administering Fit India Pledge to the participants. Hon. Minister for Sports, Shri. Govind Gaude flagged off the “Walkathon” from DSYA office campal at 8.00am, in presence of Shri. Arvind Khutkar, Director, Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Smt. Jennifer Ferrao e Gonsalves, Dy. Director (Sports), Dr. Vivek Pawar Asstt. Director Physical Education South, Asstt. Director (Coaching) and Asstt. Director (Sports). Walkathon Started from Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Campal, Panaji, Goa to Yog Setu, Miramar walk way to Swimming Pool Campal and culminate at DSYA Office.
Students from Government High School Dona Paula and Auxalium High School Caranzalim participated along with the Staff of Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Sports Authority of Goa, Just Fitness group, staffs and Coaches of GFDC, Khelo India, General Public and Senior Citizens took part in the Walkathon.
Total 250 participants participated in the Walkathon. Participants were presented participation certificates at the hands of the Hon. Minister of Sports.