Moga Means What in English | National Games Mascot 2023

Moga Means What in English | National Games Mascot 2023

Moga Means What in English | National Games Mascot 2023

 

Moga Means What in English? This question will be often asked by many visitors in Goa due to the 2023 National Games of India that will be held in Goa in the month of October to November.

Moga is the official mascot for the upcoming games. Moga is portrayed as an Indian bison. It is a powerful symbol of resilience and overcoming challenges. Now, “Moga” means love in Konkani and mog means also love. Moga embodies the qualities of strength, grace, and determination. Moga is a reminder that we can overcome any obstacle if we work together and never give up on our dreams.

 

Where will the 37th National Games 2023 be held?

 

The games will be held in Goa at GMC Athletic Stadium at Bambolim. The distance between Panjim to Bambolim is 13 min (7.5 km) via NH 66. The opening ceremony will be held on 26 October 2023 at the hands of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The closing ceremony is scheduled for 9 November 2023.

The total number of teams expected to take part is 37 which is a record so far including all 28 states and eight union territories as well as a team representing the Indian Armed Forces. This is the largest number of teams to ever participate in the National Games. These teams are expected to take part in 49 events and the participants will be 10,000 in all.

 

Moga Means What in English | National Games Mascot 2023

 

Historical Background

 

The National Games of India are a multi-sport event held every four years, similar to the Olympic Games. The Games are organized by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and are the largest sporting event in India.
The first edition of the Games was held way back in 1924 in Lahore (Pakistan) which was then part of undivided India. These games were initially held every two years, but then later shifted to a four-year cycle.

The National Games were renamed the All India Olympic Games in 1940. After the independence, the first edition of the games was held in Lucknow, India in the year 1948. Thereafter, the Games are held in various cities across the country. The last edition, the 36th National Games was held from September 29 to October 12, 2022, in
the state of Gujarat.

The National Games of India are scheduled to be held every four years, but the 36th edition was held in 2022 due to a number of factors, including:

– COVID-19 pandemic
– Unpreparedness of the host state – Goa
– General elections

New Sports Make Their Debut at the National Games

Several sports will make their National Games debut this year with Coastal and tidal rowing have been introduced for the first time in the history of the Games.

  • Kho Kho
    Beach Football
    Roll Ball
    Golf
    Sepaktakraw
    Sqay Martial Arts
    Kalliyarapattu
    Pencak Silat
    Yogasana
    Mallakhamb

 

National Games Event Details

 

Sporting events will be held at multiple venues in Goa, except for cycling and golf, which will be held in New Delhi.
List of venues:

 

Moga Means What in English | National Games Mascot 2023

 

 

Here is the list of Games to be held at various places around Goa

MAPUSA:

– Gymnastics: Peddem Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium
– Billiards & Snookers: Badminton Hall, Peddem Sports Complex
– Rowing: Chapora River
– Canoeing & Kayaking: Chapora River
– Hockey: Hockey Ground, Peddem Sports Complex
– Boxing: Peddem Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium
– Shooting: Yash Shooting Academy

PANJIM:

– Badminton: S.P.M Stadium, Goa University
– Netball: Cambal Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium
– Weightlifting: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Pencak Silat: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Mallakhamb: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Fencing: S.P.M Stadium, Goa University
– Rugby: Athletics Stadium, Bambolim
– Beach Handball: Miramar Beach, Varca Beach
– Beach Volleyball: Miramar Beach
– Kabaddi: Campal Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium
– Wrestling: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Aquatics: Swimming Pool Campal
– Gatka: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Athletics: Athletics Stadium, Bambolim
– Wushu: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Rowing (Coastal/Tidal Sport): Hawai Beach, Dona Paula
– Volleyball: S.P.M Stadium, Goa University
– Triathlon: Caranzalem – Miramar Road
– Yachting: Hawaii Beach, Dona Paula
– Table Tennis: Campal Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium
– Lagori: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Yogasana: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Judo: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)
– Kalaripayattu: Campal Open Ground (Campal Sports Village)

PONDA:

– Modern Pentathlon: Ponda Swimming Pool – Indoor – Ground
– Archery: Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi – Ponda
– Taekwondo: Ponda Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium
– Kho-Kho: Ponda Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium

VASCO:

– Football (Women): Tilak Maidan Football Ground
– Lawn Bowls: Chicalim Multi-Purpose Ground
– Squash: Chicalim Squash Facility
– Cycling (Road Race): Verna – Birla Bypass Airport Road

MARGAO:

– Basketball: Manohar Parrikar Indoor Stadium, Navelim
– Football (Men): PJN Stadium, Fatorda
– Rollball: Manohar Parrikar Indoor Stadium, Navelim
– Sepak Takraw: Fatorda Multi-Purpose Hall
– Lawn Tennis: Multi-Purpose Ground
– Beach Football: Colva Beach
– Handball: Manohar Parrikar Indoor Stadium, Navelim
– Sqay Martial Arts: Fatorda Multi-Purpose Hall

 

 

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