CHENNAI: At a spectacular ceremony in Chennai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the sixth KheloIndia Youth Games (KIYG) and launched a sporting masterpiece. The event not only celebrated the country’s vibrant youth but also highlighted the cultural richness of the southern states.
Addressing the audience, PM Modi hailed KIYG as a good start for 2024. Moreover, PM reiterated the government’s unwavering commitment to hold Youth Olympics 2029 and Olympics 2036 in a grand manner torch , highlighted the role of youth and highlighting the young women involved in taking India to new heights on the global sporting stage."My young friends assembled here represent a young India, a new India. Your energy and enthusiasm are taking our country to new heights in the world of sports. Together they reflect the true spirit of One India Greater India," the PM said Modi expressed, the importance of unity across diversity.
The launch ceremony was attended by dignitaries including Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi, Union Information and Broadcasting and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Sports Nishith Pramanik, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and State Sports Minister Udhaya Nidhi Stalin Since 2018, the Sports Department has taken the lead in organizing Khelo India Youth Games, Khelo India University Games, Khelo India Winter Games and Khelo India Women’s Team editions in various sports.
An amount of Rs 2,418 crore has been earmarked for 2016-2023 after adequate budgetary allocation for the Khelo India programme. Showing a strong commitment to nurture sports talent, a new program of Rs 3,165 crore has been made for the next five years, underscoring the government’s commitment to excellence in sports.
According to the K.I.Y.G. The journey, which began with the Buei Festival, symbolizes the nation’s collective ambition and determination to shine brighter on the Olympic stage in the coming years.