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  • The second edition of Khelo India School Games rechristened asKhelo India Youth Games will be held from January 9-20, 2019 in Pune, Maharashtra.
  • It will take place at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.
  • The first edition of this games under Khelo India Programme was held in New Delhi in February 2018.

Khelo India Youth Games :

  • Union Ministry of Sports has expanded in its scope as compared to Khelo India School Games.
  • It will allow participants to compete in two categories, (Under 17) and (Under 21).
  • It also allows students from colleges and Universities to compete.
  • It will see over 10,000 participants from 29 states and 7 Union Territories.

Khelo India Programme:

  • It was introduced by Ministry of Sports and Youth affairs to revive sports culture in India at grass-root level.
  • Its objective is to build strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as great sporting nation.
  • It is expected to help scout young talent from schools in various disciplines and groom them as future sports champions.
  • Talented players will be identified under it in priority sports disciplines at various levels by High-Powered Committee and each will be provided annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakhs for 8 years
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