Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 36th National Games on September 29 from the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It is noteworthy to mention that it generally takes 12-36 months to make necessary arrangements for such a grand event.

In the last few years, the Government of Gujarat has prioritised building a world-class sports infrastructure in the state. There were just three sports centres before 2002.

Now, the state has one multipurpose indoor hall each in 19 districts with separate government complexes for outdoor sports.

The sports complex in Naranpura, Ahmedabad which is equipped with ultra-sports modern facilities is at par with the Olympic stature. The state government aims to have one such modern sports complex in every district.

To help the players and coaches understand the science of the human body better and promote physical activities for improved performance, the state government has established Sports University in 2011.

In 2022-23, the state budget for sports has increased to ?250 crore (2002: ?2.5 crore). Moreover, the state government's Shaktidoot Yojana and District-Level Sports School Yojana are aiding in promoting the sports culture in Gujarat.

Launched in 2010 by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Khel Mahakumbh aimed to promote sports at the grass root level and bring a change in the mindset of people about sports. In the last 12 years

The state government's success in facilitating sports can be gauged from the fact that Khel Mahakumbh has emerged as Asia's biggest grassroots talent identification and development programme.