Announcement Date: April 14, 2015
To commemorate 316 years (1699-2015) of the formation of the Khalsa Panth. The Anandpur Sahib Heritage Foundation founded by Sodhi Vikram Singh of Anandpur Sahib (committed to promote Sri Anandpur Sahib as a global tourist destination, by drawing attention to its culture, history & heroic traditions), organized the ‘Khalsa Games’ from 11to 13th April 2015. This will become an annual sporting festival to be celebrated with its culmination on Baisakhi. Since it was on Baisakhi of 1699, that Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji had declared the formation of the Khalsa Panth (the pure), an army of soldier saints to combat tyranny & oppression.
The Foundation aims to further strengthen the sporting traditions of the Punjab through participation in the ‘Khalsa Games’. This will be another step in the Foundations objective to strive for a ‘drug free Punjab’ & to encourage the youth of the Punjab to reestablish Punjab as the premier sporting state in the union of India. In addition to traditional sports like wrestling & kabadi the organizers will strive to constantly introduce new sporting events to create healthy sporting competitions during this festival.