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35th National Games concluded in Thiruvananthapuram

Feb 16, 2015 15:15 IST

35th National Games concluded in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 14 February 2015. On the final day of the Games on 13 February 2015, hosts Kerala won five Gold medals, five Silver medals and four Bronze medals.

The concluding ceremony of the 35th National Games was held at the greenfield stadium at Kariavattom on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram.

Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam was the chief guest on the occasion. The concluding ceremony saw a cultural programme titled Rivers of India, with the theme protecting the rivers as highlight.

The top five positions in medal tally


Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Services

91

33

35

159

Kerala

54

48

60

162

Haryana

40

40

27

107

Maharashtra

30

43

50

123

Punjab

27

34

32

93


In all the 35th National Games saw disbursal of 1334 medals comprising of 405 Gold, 406 Silver and 523 Bronze medals respectively.

Services by topping the medal tally set the record of topping the National Games for the third consecutive time. It won the Raja Bhalendra Singh Trophy.

The 36th National Games will be hosted by Goa in 2016. The 34th National Games were hosted by Jharkhand in 2011.

About 35th National Games
The 35th National Games were held in Kerala from 31 January 2015 to 14 February 2015. The Games was formally inaugurated by the Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at the Green Field Stadium in Kariavattom on the outskirts of the capital Thiruvananthapuram.  

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was the chief guest of the inauguration event.

The National Games saw 33 discipline of sport and was held at 30 venues spread over seven districts of the state. This was the first time that the National Games were held in more than one district.


Mascot:
The Great Hornbill, or the Great Indian Hornbill, the State bird of Kerala

Logo: A unique mnemonic that uses a distinctive visual device, a customized typography and a youthful colour palette to captures the renewed spirit of the Games and the true essence of the host State, Kerala

Philosphy: Get Set Play

Goodwill Ambassador: Sachin Tendulkar

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