The Khelo India Youth Games, an event giving more than a dozen World Champions to the country, has started. Haryana will host the fourth edition. It is the second-largest event in the country in terms of the number of players.
More than 8,500 players, coaches, and technical support staff are participating in this multi-sport event, which will run till June 13. Panchkula and the other five different centers of the country will host this mega event.
This is a multi-sports event along the lines of the National Games. Players under the age of 22 take part in it.
A total of 1,866 medals are at stake in the Games. These include 545 Gold, 545 Silver, and 776 Bronze. Meanwhile, the aim of which is to bring India into the top-10 medal tally of the 2028 and 2032 Olympic Games. The old name of the KIYG was Khelo India School Games. Later we got the new name Khelo India Youth Games.
Usually, the top-8 players from the National Tournament and Open National of SGFI School Games Federation of India used to participate, but this time due to Corona, the organizers of the games invited the entry of top-8 players on the basis of ranking from the National Federation of all sports.
The Indian Government and Sports Ministry are giving special attention to sports infrastructure. Khelo India Youth Game is a key event in this direction. A total of 250 crores is allocated for these games. Also, 139 crores will be spent on new infrastructure.
Youth players from all over the country participate in the games. So far Khelo India Youth Games has given champion players like Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary, Mehuli Ghosh, Hima Das, Unnati Hooda, Srihari Natraj, Akarshi Kashyap, who have later won medals for the country in world-class competitions like Asiad, Commonwealth.
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