Second Khelo India Youth Games Begins In Pune, Maharashtra
09, Jan 2019
Prelims level : “Governance-Institutional reforms.” Mains level : GS-2 “Issues related to development and management of social sector/services related to health, education and human resources.”
- 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.