Gandhinagar, Tuesday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi greeted 413 players from 33 states, including 82 women, taking part in All India Civil Services Badminton Tournament which started at the newly constructed Sachivalaya Gymkhana here today. It will conclude on October 27, 2013.
Mr. Modi said that sports and games are the key to healthy mind and body. It is the excellence on the playground, rather than that in political arena that commands greater respect. He also gave a glimpse of the Khel Mahakumbh being held in Gujarat.
Gujarat’s Chief Secretary Varesh Sinha and officials of different state teams were also present on the occasion.