Khelo India Youth Games 2021 will be hosted by the Haryana state after the next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and union sports minister Kiren Rijiju has announced KIYG hosting on 25 July 2020. Haryana is selected to host the fourth edition of the KIYG after Tokyo Olympics. The Games will be held in Panchkula and the dates for games would be announced next year after the schedule is finalized.
This latest announcement about Khelo India Youth Games 4th edition to be held in FY 2021 was made via video conference. Usually, the KIYG games take place in January month of every year. However this time owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the central govt. has to postpone it.
It is expected that by the time India will host KIYG Games, the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak will abate. Also, the state govt. of Haryana is believed to host the games at the same scale. In KIYG 2021, there will be participation of all states and more than 10,000 participants.
Haryana to host Khelo India Youth Games 2021 (4th Edition)
Haryana state has done well in all three earlier editions of Khelo India Youth Games. While Haryana came second in both KIYG 2019 (159 medals in 2019) and KIYG 2020 editions (200 medals in 2020), Haryana won it in 2018 with 102 podium finishes (38 gold, 26 silver, 38 bronze). The Haryana state has always promoted sports in a big way and supported its athletes. The chosen venue for Khelo India Youth Games 2021 i.e Panchkula is equipped with the best sporting infrastructure to host a multi-sport event like KIYG.
Now the Haryana state will host Khelo India Youth Games 4th edition which will only add greater impetus to our commitment towards creating a strong sporting ecosystem. CM Manohar Lal Khattar mentioned that state has done very well in the last few editions of Khelo India Youth Games and many of our athletes are already training under the Khelo India Scheme.
Panchkula has enough lodging facilities for the large number of participants who are expected to attend the Khelo India Youth Games 2021. Haryana has produced many elite athletes, such as wrestlers namely Yogeshwar Dutt, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat. Also, several para-athletes such as Deepa Malik, athlete Neeraj Chopra, boxer Amit Panghal and shooters Sanjeev Rajput, Manu Bhaker, Anish Bhanwala also belong to Haryana state. These athletes have represented and won medals for India at international platforms.
Kiren Rijiju mentioned that Haryana already has a very strong sporting culture and has given the country some of its best athletes. With the Khelo India Youth Games being hosted in the state, more and more aspiring athletes from Haryana will be motivated to take up competitive sport.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
The fourth Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Panchkula, Haryana, India after 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Candidates below the age of 17 years are eligible and can compete in under-17 category. Candidates below the age of 21 can compete in under-21 category. Applicant should have great interest in sports and must be playing a particular sport. Athletes from all the parts of country can register.
In the individual sports, top 8 sportsperson from the School Games Federation of India’s National School Games, 4 nominations from federation, one from Central Board of Secondary Education, one from the host State and 2 wild card entries for the individual events will be selected.
The fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games to be held after 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. The official mascot has not been announced yet for KIYG 4th edition. However, mascot would be taken for a city tour across Panchkula for the local audience to interact with him before the start of KIYG 2021 edition.
The brand ambassador of khelo India youth game is PM Narendra Modi.
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.
The official website of Khelo India is https://kheloindia.gov.in/
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