Khelo India School Games Current Affairs - 2020

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First Khelo India University Games to be held in Bhuwaneshwar

The first Khelo India University Games is to be held in Bhuwaneshwar, Odisha. The game is to be launched by PM Modi through video conferencing.

Highlights

More than 3400 athletes in 17 disciplines and from 159 Universities are to participate in the game. This is the first of its kind. On the whole, 17 sports are to be conducted. It includes athletics, archery, fencing, boxing, hudo, weight lifting, swimming, badminton, wrestling, basketball, hockey, football, tennis, table tennis, rugby, volley ball, Kabaddi.

Khelo India

Khelo India is a National Programme for Development of Sports. The main objective of the initiative is to inculcate sports culture at Grass-root level. While, the Khelo India University Games are being launched for the first time in the country, Khelo India School games were launched in 2018 and has been conducted annually in the month of January-February since then.

The Sport even is organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

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Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Guwahati

The Khelo India Youth Game is to be held between February 10, 2020 and February 22, 2020 in Guwahati, Assam. The Games are conducted annually.

Highlights

Every year national level multidisciplinary grass root level games are conducted under Khelo India Youth Games event. The games include two categories namely under-17-year school students and under-21-year college student. Under the event, annual scholarship of Rs 5,00,000 is given for 1000 kids to prepare them for international sporting events.

The event is to be held in 20 disciplines. All the 37 states and union territories are to participate in the event. The first edition of the event was held in New Delhi, second edition in Pune and the third edition is to be held in Guwahati, Assam.

The state of Haryana considered the “Sports Powerhouse” topped the sport event in 2018.

Training of Trainers Programme (TOT)

Under the programme, around 160 trainers are trained. The programme is carried out semi-annually. It includes principals, teachers and physical education trainers. The programme is also a part of Khelo India project.

Khelo India was launched by PM Modi in January 2018. In 2018, around 734 students were selected for the scholarship.

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