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First Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav



The first Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav, a grand sporting event jointly hosted by the Ministry of Culture, the Odisha Government, and KIIT University, concluded in Bhubaneswar.

Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav is a sporting event organized to celebrate the athletic prowess of tribal communities in India. It aims to promote and showcase traditional sports and cultural heritage of tribals on a national platform.

Odisha emerged as the overall champion in both the men’s and women’s categories. The event witnessed the participation of 5,000 tribal athletes and 1,000 officials from 26 states. Odisha excelled in sports like rugby, hockey, kabaddi, football, and kho kho. The success of the event showcased Odisha’s growing status as a sports hub in India.