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Preparations for Khelo India Youth Games 2021 complete, says Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh

Chandigarh, December 30, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Haryana has completed almost all the preparations for the 4th Khelo India Youth Games-2021 to be held from February 5 to 14, 2022. In this episode, on January 3, 2022, these games will be formally started from Panchkula in the presence of the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sh. Anurag Singh Thakur and Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal.

This decision was taken in the executive committee meeting of Khelo India Youth Games-2021 held under the chairmanship of Haryana Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sh. Sandeep Singh here today. The Chief Secretary and Chairman of the Executive Committee of these Games, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal was also present in the meeting.

It was decided in the meeting that the guidelines of all COVID-19 pandemic alerts would be followed in the programme.

To be held on January 3, 2022, this formal programme will be organized at 4:30 pm in Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 5, Panchkula and it’s live telecast will also be shown outside Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex and Auditorium in Sector 3. Haryana’s Olympians and other players have also been specially invited to the formal launch programme so that the youth can take inspiration from them.

It was informed in the meeting that during this event, the sports mascot and official jersey will also be unveiled.

In the meeting, Director, Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Haryana Sh. Pankaj Nain, also gave a presentation on the preparations for organizing the Games.

It is worth mentioning that Khelo India Youth Games-2021 will be organized in 25 sports events including five traditional games like Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Malkhamb and Yoga at five venues namely Panchkula, Ambala, Shahabad, Chandigarh and Delhi. About 8500 players, aged 15 and 17 years, of the country are expected to participate in these games. Apart from this, a sports expo will also be held. These games will be jointly organized by the Haryana Government and Sports Authority of India (SAI), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

The meeting was attended by the Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Sh. DS Dhesi, the Principal Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs, Sh. AK Singh, the Deputy Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Sh. Mahavir Kaushik and Police Commissioner, Sh. Saurabh Singh among others.

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