Meet the Champion 2022 is being organised in 26 schools across India by the Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry on the occasion of National Sports Day - August 29.
Commonwealth Games and World Championships Gold medalist Nikhat Zareen, Paralympics and CWG medalist Bhavina Patel, Tokyo Olympics and CWG medalist Manpreet Singh among several others are taking part in the Meet the Champion 2022 events.
On the occasion, several events are organised for different levels, including both professional as well as recreational events among people of various age groups, and of all walks of life.
Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, along with Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and MoS Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik would hold a special virtual interaction with a few sports and Fit India Fitness Icons of the country to discuss the importance to Fitness and Sports in India later in the evening.
'Meet the Champions' is a unique school visit campaign that was kicked off by Olympic Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra in December 2022 and has reached various parts of the country over the past few months, the Sports Ministry stated in a PIB release.
During the school visit, the champion athlete shares their experiences, life lessons, and tips on how to eat right and also give an overall inspirational boost to school children.
With the special occasion of the National Sports Day and as a tribute to Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has now expanded the initiative to include athletes who participated in the recently concluded CWG and World Championships.
SAI would also be celebrating this year's National Sports Day, as part of the FIT INDIA campaign, through pan-India sports events with the theme of Sports as an enabler for an inclusive and fit society, the ministry stated.