Guwahati will host 2020 Khelo India youth games which will attract 10,000 participants from all over the country and it will be held between January 18-30.
This was today announced by Union Sports Minister Khiren Rijiju in a tweet. “I am happy to announce that the 3rd edition of the #KheloIndia Youth Games will be held at Guwahati from January 18-30, 2020. The Games will see a participation of more than 10,000 athletes and officials. It will be conducted in partnership with IOA, SGFI & Assam as host State.”
Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), formerly Khelo India School Games (KISG), meaning Play India Youth Games, held annually in January or February, are the national level multidisciplinary grassroots games in India held for two categories, namely under-17 years school students and under-21 college students. Every year best 1000 kids will be given an annual scholarship of INR 5,00,000 for 8 years to prepare them for the international sporting events.
The Training of Trainers (TOT) Programme will be held in December 2018- January 2019 in the first phase. Here total of 160 trainers will be trained in 4 batches of 40 each in December-January period. This TOT Programme will be carried out semi-annually or quarterly to include all the interested teachers, principals, vice-principals and physical education trainers.
Small state of Haryana (102 medals including 38 golds, 26 silvers and 38 bronzes) which is considered a sports powerhouse was the top team in 2018, followed by Maharashtra (111 medals including 36 golds) and Delhi (94 medals including 25 golds). The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as a great sporting nation.