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New Delhi : Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on July 1, 2017,  flagged off the 4th Slum Yuva Daud here with Member of Parliament Udit Raj and Commonwealth Gold medalist and renowned wrestler Babita Phogat.

The Daud started from Ambedkar Bhawan, Rohini and ended at Engineering College, Bawana, Delhi. More than 5,000 youth from Delhi slums participated in it with enthusiasm, according to a PIB release.

Addressing the participants, Goel said, “This is not just any other run but we are running for a better tomorrow, a New India where each youngster is a capable being and sports being one field in which we must grow big and powerful.” Babita Phogat urged the youth to participate in sporting activities and promote healthy living through yoga, sports and other positive measures. Udit Raj hailed the Sports Ministry’s initiative of Slum Yuva Daud and called it a ‘great way” to unite the youth, according to the PIB release.

Both chief guests encouraged the youngsters to follow the path of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” to create a “New India” which PM Narendra Modi has dreamt of.

The 5th Slum Yuva Daud is scheduled for July 2, 2017, at Gagan Cinema, Nand Nagri, where Sports Minister Vijay Goel, Minister of State for I&B Rajyavardhan Rathore and Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari will flag off the Daud.

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