What is the mascot of the 2016 South Asian Games?

What is the mascot of the 2016 South Asian Games?

The 12th South Asian Games 2016 will be jointly hosted by Guwahati and Shillong from February 6-16, 2016. “TIKHOR”, a one-horned rhino, is the mascot of the games. It carries the message and aspiration of peace, stability, amity and progress in the South Asian region. Tikhor is a popular character from Burhi Aair Sadhu (Grand Mother’s Tales). The book is the first compilation of children’s folk stories by Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezboruah, a doyen of modern Assamese literature. The logo of the event is a flower with eight petals representing the 8- participating nations. The theme song of the games is ‘Ei prithivi ekhan krirangan/krira hol shantir prangan’ (This world is a playground and sports is a symbol of peace). The song was written by Bhupen Hazarika in 1995.


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