12th Asian Games

12th  South Asian Games inaugurated in  Guwahatiby  Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Important points :- Venue-   The Indira Gandhi Athletics S...

12th South Asian Games inaugurated in Guwahatiby Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Important points :-
Venue-  The Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati, Assam.
Date of inauguration- 05 February 2016 for next eleven days.
Participants-  Total 08 Nations,  India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives will be part of the games.
Total events - 228 in 23 sports disciplines.
Games slogan -   is ‘Play for Peace, Progress and Prosperity’.
Mascot of the game- 
Tikhor, a one-horned rhino that represents endangered fauna of Assam found in Kaziranga National Park is the official mascot of the event.
Flag bearer-
Squash Player Gaurav Ghoshal was the flag bearer of the 521-member Indian contingent.
Athletes to participate 2500
    It is third time when India is hosting asian games. First was in Calcutta 1987, second was in Chennai Tamilnadu 1995, 



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