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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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National Winter Games to be held in Gulmarg

The National Winter Games is to be held in Gulmarg from March 7, 2020. The games are to be held for five days in Gulmarg, the world-famous Ski destination. It is being held under Khelo India.

Highlights

The Department of Tourism is to create wide publicity about the event through roadshows. Around 30 events are to be held at the national winter games under four disciplines. It includes snow skiing, snowboarding, snow-show and cross-country. Also, snow cycling and other games are to be held for children.

Khelo India

Khelo India was first held in 2018. The main aim of Khelo India event is to hunt grassroot level talent all over India. The talent are identified by the Talent Hunt Committee. Such identifies sports persons are provided with scholarship of Rs 5 lakhs for 8 years.

The first Khelo India was held in Delhi and the second event was organized in 2019 and in 2020 it was held in Guwahati, Assam.

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