Mascot & anthem for 36th National Games

Recently, Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled the anthem and mascot of the 36th National Games at TransStadia’s EKA Arena in Ahmedabad.

36th National Game 2022

  • The 36th National Game 2022 will be held in Gujarat.
  • It is scheduled to be held from September 27, 2022 to October 10, 2022.
  • It will be held across 6 cities of Gujarat, in which all the 28 states and 8 Union Territories will participate.
  • In all, 36 sports will be hosted, in line with the tagline “Sports for Unity”.
  • This year, Yogasana and Mallakhamba have been added to the list of games. Thus, it will promote indigenous sports in India.
  • Inaugural function will be held at the Narendra Modi stadium.
  • An estimated 7,000 athletes from 28 states and eight union territories are expected to participate in 36 disciplines, which comprise most of the traditional Olympic sports.

Venue for the National Games:

The National Games 2022 will be held across 6 cities in Gujarat, viz., Gandhinagar, Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, and Bhavnagar.


The mascot is named Savaj which in Gujarati means cub. The mascot represents India’s cultural heritage, while also giving a glimpse of the rapidly growing India, which is set to become a world leader again.


The theme of the national anthem is Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Last Edition of the National Games:

Last edition of the National Games was organised in 2015, in Kerala. 2022 edition of the National Games will be held after a gap of seven years.




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