Haryana will host the 4th Khelo India Youth Games. Haryana chief minister Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar and sports minister announced on Saturday. The state will host the 4th Khelo India Youth Games after the 2021 Tokyo Olympic. The Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Panchkula, Haryana. This announcement is made through a video conference with ministers.
These games had to take place in January. Somehow is it is not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Performance of Haryana in the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG)
Haryana has already performed very well in the past seasons of Khelo India Youth Games. They have scored 2nd position in the both 2019 and 2020 seasons of KIYG. They also score (200 medals in 2020 and 159 medals in 2019).
Haryana has already given wrestlers like Babita bhagat, Geeta bhagat, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, and many more.
They had won it in 2018 with 102 podium finishes (38 gold, 26 silver, 38 bronze). Haryana also said that they have some athletes who are in training for the upcoming KIYG.
What does the PM Manohar Lal Khattar say?
“As a Sport state, Haryana has always promoted sports in a big manner and supported their athletes in a very positive way.
Hosting the Khelo India Youth Games in Haryana will only add greater push to our dedication of making a strong sporting ecosystem,” Khattar said. “Panchkula has the best sporting framework to host a multi-sport gathering like Khelo India Youth Games. It also has enough lodging facilities for a large number of participants who are expected to attend the event.”
He also said that he is sure that when Harayana will host the Games the COVID-19 will below. If this pandemic situation will change then Harayana will be able to host the Games at a large scale, with the participation of all states and with the number of 10,000 participants.”