Khelo India Youth Games 2021 to be held at Haryana After Olympics 2021

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Khelo India Youth Games 2021

Haryana will host the 4th edition of the Khelo India Youth Games after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Sports minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Saturday (25th July). The Games will be held in Panchkula. The announcement was made via video conference.

“Usually the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January of every year. However, this time owing to the pandemic, we have to postpone it,” Rijiju said.
“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, Haryana. Panchkula is equipped with the best sporting infrastructure to host a multi-sport event like Khelo India Youth Games and there is enough lodging facilities for the large number of participants who are expected to attend,” 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, who have represented and won medals for India at international levels.