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'Isha Gramotsavam' to commence in Kovai on Aug 12

'Isha Gramotsavam' to commence in Kovai on Aug 12

The 15th edition of Isha Gramotsavam- India's Biggest Rural Sports Festival, is set to commence in Coimbatore on August 12. Featuring a pool of prize money exceeding Rs 56 lakhs, victorious teams stand a chance to win prizes ranging from Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs. 

 Professional players are not allowed to compete. So, rural folks can  embrace the joy of involvement and zest of playing sports. 

 Swami Nakuja, Field Coordinator of Isha Gramotsavam, said, "Conducted in all the South Indian states, Isha Gramotsavam promises to rejuvenate the spirit of rural India. We anticipate the participation of 60,000 athletes from 25,000 villages to compete in the festival."

"In Coimbatore, we expect more than 250 teams from 150 Gram Panchayats and over 2,600 people to participate. Among these, 120 teams will compete in Men's Volleyball, 60 in Women's Throwball, 60 in Men's Kabaddi, and 15 in Women's Kabaddi," he shared. 

Cluster-level events in Coimbatore are scheduled in Thondamuthur, Sulur, Karamadai, and Pollachi. Volleyball and Throwball matches are scheduled to take place on August 12 and August 13, while the Kabaddi matches are lined up on August 26 and August 27.

The winning teams will advance to compete at the divisional level following which the finals will be conducted on September 23rd in front of the iconic 112-feet Adiyogi at Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore. Sadhguru, Founder-Isha Foundation, and other prominent personalities will grace the occasion. For details, contact 83000 30999.