SAF games mascot 'Tikhor' unveiled

SAF games mascot 'Tikhor' unveiled

 The mascot for the 12th South Asian Games to be held jointly in Guwahati and Shillong was unveiled here on Sunday by Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Meghalaya Sports Minister Zenith Sangma.

The Mascot named, Tikhor,which is  a one-horn rhino, was selected out of 450 entries.
The Games will be held from February 6 to 16 next year. Kolhapur’s Anand Khasbardar and Abhijeet Krishna of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Patna, won the respective contests for designing the mascot and the logo.

The logo of the games has eight petals representing the countries participating in the 12th South Asian Games. The petals are seen to be moving in a clockwise direction which signifies positive spirit of the games, Union Sport Ministry sources added.

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