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Khelo India initiative


Source: BS

This initiative was introduced by the Indian government in 2017 and serves as a dynamic platform to nurture sports talent and revive the sporting culture of India. It encompasses the:

  • Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) (commenced 2018): Annual national competition for youngsters representing states
  • Khelo India University Games (KIUG) (commenced 2020): Showcases university students’ talent in sports
  • Khelo India Winter Games (Commenced 2020): Promotes winter sports in India


Part of the Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) scheme: It aims to enhance sports infrastructure by supporting existing training facilities. It provides financial aid, staff, equipment, and resources at the grassroots level.