The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) will hold a four-day Sports Carnival at Race Course beginning Thursday in order to attract more people to the stadia at the 36th National Games, which will begin on September 30 in Ahmedabad. From September 2 to 9, Rajkot will host hockey and aquatic events, respectively.
The Sports Carnival will start with a hockey match between two Gujarat teams comprising senior players at the Major Dhyanchand Hockey Ground Thursday evening. This will be followed by other games such as hula hoop, pyramid, forward roll, cartwheeling, etc on a stage near the art gallery at Race Course.
Simultaneously, other games, including those for children, will be organised near the art gallery. This will be followed by a cultural programme at the art gallery.
On September 16, a basketball game will be held in the evening and a walking event will be held in the morning at the Race Course athletics field. At 6 o’clock on the last day of the carnival, a cricket match between the Mayor’s Eleven and the Commissioner’s Eleven will take place at the Madhav Rao Scindia Cricket Ground.