Bhopal, November 5, 2015 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Mrs. Yashodhara Raje Scindia inaugurated 28th National Sports Athletics Competition here today. Over 1000 selected players from all over the state are participating in the competition at Saraswati Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School. Minister of State for Urban Development Mr. Lal Singh Arya, hockey Olympian Mr. Ashok Dhyanchand and National President of Vidya Bharti Dr. Govind Prasad Sharma were also present on the occasion. Minister Mrs. Scindia said that much attention was not paid to sports in old times. In the modern contexts, sports brighten names of players, state and country. Welcoming players of various sports academies in the state, she asked sportspersons to display their best game at every level and join these academies for modern coaching in future. Minister Mr. Paras Jain said that through sports, we can concentrate our minds and bodies to achieve goals of life.