The State Government decided to host the Chhattisgarhia Olympics 2022-2023 in Chhattisgarh, led by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. The goals of the event are to encourage traditional sporting activities in rural and urban areas, give aspiring athletes a stage to showcase their skills, raise people’s awareness of the importance of sports, and instill in them a sense of sportsmanship.
The action plan was completed, finalized, and distributed by the Department of Sports and Youth Welfare on September 23, 2022. Organizing the Chhattisgarhia Olympics on six distinct levels has been delegated to the Panchayat and Rural Development and Urban Administration and Development Departments.
On October 6, 2022, the Chhattisgarhia Olympics will first compete at the Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club level. The Chhattisgarh Olympics will conclude on January 6, 2023, after including games at six distinct levels.
The Panchayat and Rural Development Department have organized competitions in rural areas. The Urban Administration and Development Department has organized competitions in urban areas. Both departments are considered to be the nodal agencies for their respective regions.
The events in the traditional sports of Chhattisgarh will be held in two categories, group and single, per the instructions and action plan released in reference to the Chhattisgarhia Olympics. The Chhattisgarh Olympics 2022-23 will feature 14 different types of traditional sports. These sports include Gilli Danda, Pitthool, Sankhali, Langdi Daud, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, and Banti (Kancha) for the group category; Billas, Fugdi, Gedi Daud, Bhanwara, 100-meter run, and long jump will compete in the single category.
The Chhattisgarh Olympics will be staged at six distinct levels, beginning with sporting events in Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs at the rural and urban levels using the knockout technique. These games will be held in both urban and rural areas. The second stage is the zonal level, which will see eight different Rajiv Yuva Mitan clubs coming together to form a single club. Next, sports contests will be arranged at the level of the development block or urban cluster; after that, they will be organized at the level of the district; after that, they will be organized at the level of the division; and finally, they will be organized at the level of the state.
From the sixth to the eleventh of October 2022, a Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club-level event that is part of the Chhattisgarhia Olympics will be conducted. After that, the contests for each zone will take place between the 15th and the 20th of October in 2022. From October 27 to November 10, competitions will be held at the block level. Beginning on November 17 and continuing through November 26, competitions will be at the district level. The dates December 5 through December 14 have been set for the sporting contests at the divisional level. And finally, the last state-level contests that will be held as part of the Chhattisgarhia Olympics will be held from December 28, 2022, through January 6, 2023.
The Chhattisgarh Olympics are open to people of three distinct age groups: those under 18, those between the ages of 18 and 40, and those older than 40. The male and female categories of the tournament will be managed independently from one another.
At each of the three levels of competition that make up Rajiv Yuva Mitan, the club level, the zone level, and the block/urban cluster level, separate organizing committees will be established. The relevant division of government will be the one to issue the order that formally establishes the committee. At the same time, the order addressing the creation of the organizing committee at both the district level and the divisional level will be issued by the District Collector and the Divisional Commissioner correspondingly. In the final stage of the process, a coordination committee will be constituted, and the Chief Secretary will be its chairman. At the same time, a state-level organizing committee will be formed, and the Additional Chief Secretary of the Panchayat and Rural Development Department will be its chairman.