Haryana to host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games
On 25th July 2020, the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju announced that Haryana will host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games. The Games has been scheduled to be conducted after Tokyo Olympics 2021. The Games will be held in Panchkula.
- Star Sports will be the Official Broadcast Partner of the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games.
- Usually the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January of every year. However, this time owing to the pandemic these have been postponed.
- Haryana has been consistently doing well in all three editions of KIYG. While they came second in both KIYG 2019 and 2020 editions (200 medals in 2020 and 159 medals in 2019) they won KIYG 2018 edition with 102 medals (38 gold, 26 silver, 38 bronze).
- The third Khelo India Youth Games was held from 10 January 2020 and 22 January 2020 in Guwahati, Assam.
- Maharashtra won the 2020 edition of Khelo India Youth Games.
Khelo India Programme
The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as a great sporting nation.
To accomplish the above objectives, Khelo India programme has been divided into 12 verticals, namely:
Talented players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels by the High-Powered Committee will be provided annual financial assistance of INR 5 lakh per annum for 8 years. The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
About Khelo India Youth Games
Khelo India Youth Games is a part of the revamped national programme for development of sports, Khelo India. On 31 January 2018, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, inaugurated Khelo India School Games held at Indira Gandhi Arena. From the 2019, Khelo India School Games were renamed to Khelo India Youth Games after Indian Olympic Association came on board earlier in September 2018.
Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) are held for two categories, namely under-17 years school students and under-21 college students.