The fifth edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2022 is commencing in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Union Information and Broadcasting, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Singh Thakur and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate this sports extravaganza today at 7 pm at TT Nagar Stadium in Bhopal. Union Minister of State for Sports Nisith Pramanik and other dignitaries will also be present on the occasion.
The hearts of about six thousand players from across the country will beat in MP from today on this theme song of the games. In these games, players will dedicate their entire skill for more than 250 gold medals in 27 sports events.
Around 13,000 officers and 2,000 volunteers have been deployed to make this thirteen-day event successful till February 11 in eight cities of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Mandla, Balaghat and Maheshwar.
The Khelo India Youth Games was started in 2018 on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At that time the name of these games was Khelo India School Games. The purpose of these games is to find and groom sports talent at the local level and nurture them for national-international sports events. So, get ready to see the thrill of youthful passion, stamina and healthy competition from today.
The Sports Ministry has launched a mobile application for the athletes taking part in the upcoming Khelo India Youth Games. The app will allow access to all information about the Games, on a click of a button.
The app gives an athlete a chance to check if his or her verified documents have been uploaded, before the start of the Games. After successful registration, the athlete can check the status of the issuance of their sporting kits, the hotel in which the athlete has to stay, transportation plan for to and from the venue, as well as important contact numbers on which athletes can call in case of an emergency.