Khelo India Youth Games 2023 Opened

  • Inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.
  • At Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Governor of Tamil Nadu, R N Ravi, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M K Stalin, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Dr L Murugan and Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Nisith Pramanik were present.

Key Highlights:

  • The Prime Minister was the Chief Guest for the opening ceremony of the 6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023 held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.
  • It will be played across four cities of Tamil Nadu, namely Chennai, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore from 19th to 31st January 2024.
  • The mascot for the games is Veera Mangai. Rani Velu Nachiyar was an Indian queen who waged a war against British colonial rule.
  • The mascot symbolizes the valour and spirit of Indian women.
  • The logo incorporates the figure of the poet Thiruvalluvar.
  • Over 5600 athletes will be participating.
  • 26 sporting disciplines with a mix of conventional sports such as Football, Volleyball, Badminton etc. and traditional sports such as Kalaripayattu, Gatka, Thang ta, Kabaddi and Yoga Sana.
  • Silambam, a traditional sport of Tamil Nadu, is being introduced as a demo sport for the first time in the history of Khelo India Youth Games.
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