Revelry to mark countdown to Commonwealth Youth Games

May 14th, 2008 - 11:37 pm ICT by admin  


Pune, May 14 (IANS) Revelry will mark the countdown to the Third Commonwealth Youth Games being held here in October this year. To mark the 150-day countdown to the games, a 150 feet graffiti canvas is being put up at Sarasbagh here Thursday.

In collaboration with India Art Gallery, the games’ organising committee has invited some 70 artists and people from different walks of life to show their creativity on the canvas, inspired by the spirit of the games.

The canvas, on completion, will be placed at Balewadi Sports Complex.

The event will be kick-started by Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the games.

Celebrations will continue throughout the day at various malls in the city. Interactive games under the theme of “Ajao Khelo 150 ka Khel” will be conducted.

Jigrr, the tiger, is the official mascot of the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune.

The youth games will be the precursor to the mega Commonwealth Games that are scheduled to be held in New Delhi in 2010. Young athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations will participate in the October games.

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