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  • 04 February, 2023

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5th Khelo India Youth Games

5th Khelo India Youth Games

  • The fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022 was opened by the Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs at the Tatya Tope Nagar Stadium in Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal).

  • In 27 sports competitions, almost 6000 athletes from all over the nation will compete for more than 900 medals.
  • The Khelo India Youth Games will feature fencing, canoe slalom, kayaking, and canoeing for the first time.
  • This edition's subject is "Hindustan Ka Dil Dhadka Do."
  • Under the name Khelo India School Games, the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) were launched in 2018. These competitions are designed to identify and develop local athletic talent and prepare them for regional, national, and worldwide competitions.
  • KIYG is a component of the redesigned "Khelo India" national program for sports development, which the Union Cabinet approved in 2017.
  • The Khelo India Scheme aims to promote sports across the nation, enabling the populace to tap into the power of sports through its multifaceted benefits, including the holistic development of children and youth, community development, social integration, gender equality, healthy lifestyle, national pride, and economic opportunities related to sports development.
  • Under the Scheme, eight years of annual financial aid in the amount of Rs. 5 lakh are given to talented athletes in priority sports disciplines at various levels.

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