On Sunday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath inaugurated the 2nd National Level Sports Meet at the TT Nagar Stadium in Bhopal. The event was organised for the students of the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS). The Eklavya Model Residential Schools scheme is one of the flagship schemes run by the Madhya Pradesh government to provide quality education to students in remote tribal areas. The programme was introduced back in 1997-98 and has been successful in delivering quality education to students in remote and tribal areas.
The inaugural ceremony was kicked off by a march past by the participants. It was followed by an excellent cultural performance organised by the students of various tribal welfare residential schools of the state. The event will run for a total of 5 days and will see the participation of around 4,500 students from 284 Eklavya Schools representing 24 different states.
The five-day event will have 15 disciplines of track and field. Apart from the 284 Eklavya Schools, 555 students of 26 residential schools of Madhya Pradesh will also be taking part in the competition to showcase their skills and in various sports disciplines.