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Haryana to host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games in 2021

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Haryana to host the 4th edition Khelo India Youth GamesOn July 25, 2020 The Minister of State  of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju and Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar announced that Haryana will host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games(KIYG) in 2021 through video conference. The Games will be held in Panchkula in Haryana.

  • Star Sports will be the Official Broadcast Partner like the previous year.
  • The games will take place after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Key People

The announcement was made in the presence of Sports Minister of Haryana, Sandeep Singh, Secretary Sports, Ravi Mital and Director General of Sports Authority of India, Sandip Pradhan.

Note– KIYG usually takes place in January of every year. The games have been postponed due to the pandemic.

Key facts

i.Haryana came second in KIYG 2019 and 2020 editions (200 medals in 2020 and 159 medals in 2019).

ii.They won the KIYG 2018 edition with 102 medals. Maharashtra came first in the 2020 edition with 256 medals.

Khelo India:

i.The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level.

ii.The Talented players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels by the High-Powered Committee will be provided annual financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh per annum for 8 years.

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About Haryana:
Capital- Chandigarh.
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya.