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  • 22 December, 2020

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Khelo India Scheme

Haryana to host 4th edition of Khelo India Programme

The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four indigenous sports:

Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang­Ta and Mallakhamba in the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana.

Kalaripayattu has its origin in Kerala and has practitioners all over the world, Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal being one.

Mallakhamba, meanwhile, has been well­ known across India. Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have been the hotspots of this sport.

Gatka originates from the state of Punjab and this traditional fighting style of the Nihang Sikh warriors is used both as self­ defence as well as a sport.

Thang­-Ta, a Manipur martial art has passed into oblivion in the recent decades.

About Khelo India Programme

  • It is a Central Sector Scheme with 12 components and achieving twin objectives of NYP, 2001: broadcasting sports and achieving excellence in sports.
  • It is under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • It was introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass root level.
  • Talented players will be given annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh/ year for 8 years.
  • It was launched after merging Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan, Urban Sports Infra Scheme (USIS) and National Sports Talent Search System Programme.
  • 12 components include Community coaching, annual sports competition, State level centres, sports infra, physical fitness, women, PwD, peace and development and indigenous/ tribal games.

Source: India Year Book


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