Haryana will host the 4th Khelo India Youth Games. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced this through video conferencing. Khelo India Youth Games is scheduled to take place after Tokyo Olympics next year.
The Games will be held at Panchkula in Haryana. Mr Rijiju said, usually the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January every year. He said, however, this time owing to the pandemic, we have to postpone it.
The Minister has expressed confidence that by the time we host the Games the pandemic will abate and we will be able to host the Games at the same scale, with participation of all states and over 10 thousand participants.
Mr Rijiju said, Khelo India Games, envisioned by the Prime Minister, has been instrumental in identifying grassroot level talent from across the country.
Mr Khattar said, as a state Haryana has always promoted sports in a big way and supported its athletes. He said, hosting the Khelo India Youth Games in Haryana will only add greater impetus to the state’s commitment towards creating a strong sporting ecosystem.
He added that Panchkula is equipped with the best sporting infrastructure to host a multi-sport event like Khelo India Youth Games and there is enough lodging facilities for the large number of participants who are expected to attend.
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