Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Pune from 9th Of January 2019

After the resounding success of the first edition of the Khelo India School Games last year, the grassroot level hunt for sportspersons Grassroot level hunt for sportspersons will be in bigger and back in a better form, from across the country. Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore aims is to bring awareness about current affairs for the Civil Services Exam like IAS exam, KAS exam, banking exam.

In the second edition, Central Government took its initiative for expanded its scope and will allow participants to compete in two categories, (Under 17) and (Under 21), this year. In its new form, the games which will be known as the Khelo India Youth Games, also allows students from colleges and Universities to compete in this game.

  • The national-level competition is moving out of the Capital and will be held in Maharashtra, the other highlight of this year’s games this years that the national-level competition is moving out of the Capital and will be held in Maharashtra, which bid for the games, along with Assam and Jharkhand. This time, the games will be held in Pune from January 9 – January 20, 2019 the city known as the city of students.
  • The launch of the KIYG and first official announcement Maharashtra, 2019 took place in a ceremony in Delhi today. The event was attended by Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and Shri Vinod Tawade, Minister of sports, education and youth welfare, Government of Maharashtra, wrestler Sushil Kumar, Shri. Narendra Batra, President IOA, and several other government dignitaries.
  • The highlight of the event was the presence of 8 young athletes several of them products of Khelo India School Games, who have bagged medals at international events. Weightlifter Jeremy Lalirinunga, Esha Gupta, Laksya Sheoran, Saurabh Chaudhury, shooters Manu Bhaker, Judo player Tababai Devi and swinner Srihari Nataraj badminton player Lakshya Sen, sported the new jersey and personified the very essence of the reach and impact that the games have had.

Shri Tawade said that by representing the host state, “The moment we knew that Khelo India Games were to be hosted outside Delhi, we were sure that we wanted to have the games in our state. We believe that hosting the games will help to inculcate the spirit of sport among our youth. I invite each one of you to attend the games and cheer the participants”.