The Slum Yuva Daud is part of the Adopt Slum Campaign
Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Saturday flagged off the second Slum Yuva Daud with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Arun Singh here. The marathon started from Cross River Mall, Karkardooma and ended at Yamuna Sports Complex. More than 5000 youth participated in the marathon. The Slum Yuva Daud is part of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Sports Ministry and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.
Commenting on the development, Goel said: “This would enable us to gather the youth and know about their skills and ideas. We would organise mini-fests in slums with the themes of Swachhta, Digital India, Beti Bachao Beti Padao etc.” “We will aim at creating model slums and create groups of youth who will work as agents of change to work for the development of their respective slums/areas,” he added. The third mega slum youth marathon will take place on Sunday from Kasturba Gandhi polytechnic in Pitampura where two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will join the flag off ceremony with the Sports Minister.