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Khelo India Games Declared ‘Events Of National Importance’

New Delhi: In a primary for a sporting expertise identification occasion, the federal government has declared the Khelo India Video games as an occasion of nationwide significance. The Khelo India Video games, which embody Khelo India Faculty Video games, Khelo India Youth Video games, Khelo India College Video games, Khelo India Video games for differently-abled individuals and Khelo India Video games for Indigenous Sports activities, have been recognized as occasions of nationwide significance.

With this, the host broadcaster of the Video games, Star Sports activities, will now mandatorily share the feed of the match with Doordarshan in order that children even in probably the most distant areas of the nation who might not have entry to cable networks can watch the Video games and be impressed to take up sports activities.

Star Sports activities will telecast the Video games, slated to start out on January 10 in Guwahati stay for eight hours in Hindi and regional languages on every day of the competitors as a part of an settlement the broadcaster has with the Sports activities Authority of India.

“Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Khelo India Games is not just an event, it is a movement. Promoting sports and fitness among the youth and sensitizing parents to motivate young athletes to pursue a sporting dream is a first step towards making India a sporting superpower. The Khelo India Games being declared events of national importance is a significant step towards achieving that goal. It is also a matter of great pride for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. I am confident that this move will inspire more youngsters to step up and pursue sports seriously,” mentioned Union Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Round 6,800 athletes are anticipated to take part within the third version of the Khelo India Youth Video games. The athletes will participate in a complete of 20 sports activities with garden ball and biking being the brand new additions to the Video games. The officers of the match have ensured that each one the preparations for the competitors have been carried out effectively.

The opening ceremony will happen on the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati on Friday earlier than the athletes begin taking part within the aggressive occasions.

(IANS)

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