Khelo India Youth Games 2021: Information Sheet

Khelo India Youth Games were started in 2017, with a views of promoting and developing sports and fitness through sports in India. This article enlists all facts you need to know about the games.

Recently, the government of India has announced that Haryana will host the fourth edition of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG). Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, it became difficult to schedule these games on usual time of the year. Nevertheless the nation is looking forward to its 4th edition in 2021. Here are is a fact-sheet of key points about KIYG 2021.

Key Points

The 2021 Khelo India Youth Games are scheduled to take place after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and will be held in Panchkula (Haryana).

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are set to open on 23rd July.

In 2020, for the first time, the Olympics were postponed folowing COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Usually, the KIYG takes place in January of every year.
  • KIYG is a part of the revamped national programme for development of sports ‘Khelo India’ which was approved by the Union Cabinet in 2017. The 2020 edition of KIYG was held in Guwahati (Assam).
  • The Khelo India Scheme aims to encourage sports all over the country, thus allowing the population to harness the power of sports through its cross-cutting influence, namely holistic development of children & youth, community development, social integration, gender equality, healthy lifestyle, national pride and economic opportunities related to sports development.
  • Under the Scheme, talented players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels are provided annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh per annum for 8 years.
  • Khelo India App, developed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI), aims to create awareness about sports and fitness in the country.
  • SAI is under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

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