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4th Khelo India Youth Games launched in Panchkula

Chandigarh, Might 7

The countdown for the 4th Khelo India Youth Video games started on a excessive word, with the revealing of its brand, mascot, jersey and anthem at a spectacular launch ceremony in Panchkula on Saturday.

Attended by a power-packed viewers, led by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports activities Anurag Thakur, the charming present set the stage for the most important and grandest Video games ever.

“We’re proud and honoured to host this version of the Khelo Video games. We will not wait to welcome the nation’s youngest sporting expertise to our beloved state,” Manohar Lal mentioned.

The chief minister identified Haryana’s proud custom of sending the utmost variety of athletes to signify India in worldwide competitions. “Extra importantly, we’ve gained one-third of the medals gained by India within the Olympics and different main world occasions,” he added.

The KIYG will start on June 4. Over 8,000 college students from throughout the nation will compete in 25 disciplines, together with 5 conventional video games — Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Mallakhamba and Yogasana — that can characteristic as demonstration sports activities.

Tau Devi Lal Stadium in picturesque Panchkula would be the hub of all motion whereas Chandigarh, Ambala, Shahbad and Delhi will host a few of the competitions.

“Within the current previous, our athletes have been doing very properly on the world stage. It is heartening that a number of kids who signify the nation internationally are rising from the Khelo Youth and College Video games,” Anurag Thakur mentioned. “PM Modi ji’s imaginative and prescient of Younger India will certainly see India ending within the Prime 10 of the Olympic Video games within the not too distant future,” he added.

Among the many a number of dignitaries current on the Launch Ceremony have been Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gianchand Gupta, Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and Minister of State for Sports activities and Youth Affairs Sandeep Singh, a hockey legend himself.

The KIYG brand sports activities the now standard line-drawing of a operating athlete in saffron and inexperienced colors. It additionally has a couple of different parts that signify the essence and glory of the state of Haryana. It consists of two iconic photographs from the Mahabharata, the bow wielded by Arjuna and the chariot commandeered by Lord Krisha, and 5 sports activities that Haryana has dominated through the years.

The mascot, named Dhaakad, is the bull that isn’t solely revered in these components of the nation however can also be believed to be the key behind the superhuman energy of Haryana’s little children.

The Video games anthem, penned and carried out by rap star Raftaar, proved to be an on the spot hit, with the gathering unable to cease tapping its ft or clapping to the fantastic beat. The track cleverly glorifies virtually each sports activities star of the state, together with hockey legend Sandeep Singh, India’s first Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Kapil Dev and Sakshi Malik.

For the primary time, the federal government has envisaged a KIYG torch relay which might be carried to each nook of Haryana to advertise the Video games and encourage each child to take up sports activities.

Haryana is all equipped for the Video games, having constructed a number of world-class multipurpose sports activities venues, artificial tracks and synthetic turfs. Among the many new infrastructure are a Badminton Corridor in Authorities Girls’s Faculty, Panchkula. State-of-the-art hockey stadiums are additionally prepared in Panchkula and Shahbad whereas an all-weather swimming pool has come up in Ambala.

The Video games are being organised collectively by the State Authorities, Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports activities and the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI).

–IANS

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