Haryana will host 4th Khelo India Youth Games in 2021: Kiren Rijiju

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar have announced that  Khelo India Youth Games will take place after Tokyo Olympics next year. The Games will be held at Panchkula in the northern state. Usually, the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January every year. Owing to the pandemic, it had to be postponed. The Minister has expressed confidence that by the time we host the Games the pandemic situation will improve enabling hosting the Games at the same scale with the participation of all states and over 10 thousand participants. Khelo India Games, envisioned by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has been instrumental in identifying grassroot level talent from across the country, Rijiju said. CM  Khattar said, as a state Haryana has always promoted sports in a big way and supported athletes. Hosting the Khelo India Youth Games in Haryana will only add greater impetus to the state’s commitment towards creating a strong sporting ecosystem. Panchkula is equipped with the best sporting infrastructure to host a multi-sport event like Khelo India Youth Games and there are enough lodging facilities for the large number of participants who are expected to attend. Haryana has done very well in the last few editions of the Khelo India Youth Games and many of our athletes are already training under the Khelo India Scheme. I am confident that the upcoming edition of the Games will be grand, and I welcome all of you to Khelo India Youth Games, CM Khattar said. Like in the previous editions, this time too, Star Sports will be the Official Broadcast Partner of the Khelo India Youth Games. Haryana has produced many elite athletes, – wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat, para-athlete Deepa Malik, athlete Neeraj Chopra, Boxer Amit Panghal and shooters Sanjeev Rajput, Manu Bhakar, Anish Bhanwala – among others. They have won medals for India at an international level, CM added. (Image courtesy to Jagaran.com)

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