Khelo India – a step towards a sporting India
Khelo India Youth Games is a government initiative, which is an annual program held in January and February. Under- 17 years school student and under- 21 years college student are the two categories in which this program take place. Prime minister Narendra Modi on 31st january 2018 declared open the inaugural “Khelo India School games” held at Indira Gandhi Arena. After Indian Olympic Association came on board the name changed to “Khelo India Youth Games”.
The initiative have the clear objective that is to increase sports penetration in every district and 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 and fit and healthy tomorrow. The competitions held in collaboration of the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and the National Sports Federations (NSFs).
There are total 18 disciplines: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
Unique thing of 2019:
The second edition of khelo India had a strong message “Kheloge Kudoge Banoge lajawaab” encouraging more kids to play every day, it was an effort towards changing an age-old belief. Building on the core of this message through the #5MinuteAur campaign, the Ministry wants India to encourage kids to play for those extra five minutes.
To identify the talent at grassroot level, each sports has a dedicated talent hunt committee, who will identify top 2 sportsperson for each sports and they will be given an annual scholarship of INR 5 lakh per annum for 8 years.
How can one apply?
The other way of applying go through your school and college. Only selected school kids below the age of 17 years are eligible to compete. In the individual sports, top 8 sportsperson from the School Games Federation of India’s National School Games, 4 nominations from federation, one from Central Board of Secondary Education, one from the host State and 2 wild card entries for the individual events will be selected. In team sports, the top 4 from the National School Games, 2 nominations by the federation, 1 from the host State and one from the organising committee will be selected. For archery, badminton and shooting, the top 16 from the National School Games, 8 nominations by the federation, 1 from CBSE, 1 from host State, 1 from organising committee, and 6 from wild cards will be selected. After you get nominated you can register yourself on kheloindia.gov.in.
it’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
– Babe Ruth
Government of india has taken a great and strong steps towards the fit and healthy tomorrow.
As It is a known fact that if one indulge sports in their daily routine he/she will inculcates team spirit, develops strategic & analytical thinking, leadership skills, goal setting and risk taking. So one should support and become a part of this government sporty initiative.
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