Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on Saturday launched the Khelo India Youth Video games – 2021 in Haryana’s Panchkula because the venue was lit up with vibrant colourful lights through the inauguration ceremony.
KIYG’s fourth version will likely be held until June 13. Aside from the Tau Devi Lal Sports activities Stadium in Panchkula, Chandigarh, Ambala, Shahabad and Delhi will even play host to a couple disciplines.
The Video games are being collectively organised by the Haryana authorities, Sports activities Authority of India (SAI), and the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities. Over 4,700 athletes together with 2,262 women will combat for gold and glory in 25 disciplines together with 5 conventional sports activities like Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Malkhamb and Yogasana.
For the primary time within the KIYG, a state-wide torch relay was organised by Haryana. The specifically designed canters toured all of the districts and inspired youngsters to take up sports activities. The flame was lit on the stadium, from the place the torch relay was flagged off 25 days earlier. Throughout this, the athletes took an Olympic-style oath to respect and observe the foundations of the sport and vowed to maintain the spirit of truthful play.
On the Tau Devi Lal stadium, Haryana has arrange a sports activities expo, the place sportspersons who introduced laurels to the state — like Kapil Dev, Neeraj Chopra, Geeta Phogat, Yogeshjwar Dutt amongst different — are highlighted.
Gatka, an historical Indian martial arts type can be the centre of attraction with groups from 16 states prepared to indicate their combating expertise. for the 80 medals on supply on this sport.
Nationwide Gatka Affiliation of India president Harjeet Singh Grewal mentioned, “It’s a matter of satisfaction that for the primary time, the Union Sports activities Ministry has acknowledged Gatka as a aggressive sport on the nationwide degree. “
Haryana continued to dominate the day’s proceedings as its girls and boys’ volleyball groups beat Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in straight units.