Khelo India Youth Games 2019 Officially Begins

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Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the 12-day event in Pune; Nearly 9,000 athletes from all parts of the country to participate.

Khelo India is now bigger and better in its second edition, after being re-christened Khelo India Youth Games and now covering 18 different disciplines in different age groups.

 

The Khelo India Youth Games 2019 was declared open in Pune on Wednesday in the presence of a host of sports personalities including double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore received the virtual torch before Rathore joined athletes in taking the pledge as the Games were declared open at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message was read out and displayed on the occasion. Several sportspersons including Sushil Kumar, Olympian hockey winners Gurbux Singh and Ajit Pal Singh, badminton legend P Gopichand, shooter Gagan Narang, gymnasts Dipa Karmakar and legendary woman footballer Bem Bem Devi were present.

 

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Khelo India Youth Games 2019

The prestigious event brings many arms of Indian sport like the Indian Olympic Association, Sports Authority of India, National Sports Federations, Association of Indian Universities and School Games Federation of India together under one platform.

The 6000-plus athletes will reflect the diversity of the nation’s youth and showcase their dreams, hopes and desire to make India shine on global platforms. They will not only come from urban and rural areas but also span a wide range of 10 to 21 years.

 

Youth Olympics gold medallists shooters Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga will be among the cream of India’s young sporting talent competing at the Khelo India Youth ames.

 

The athletes will compete in 18 different disciplines, including a variety of individual and team sport, disciplines in which India has a tradition of excellence and traditional games like Kabaddi and Kho-Kho. Like Khelo India School Games, Khelo India Youth Games will be the beacon that will proclaim India’s unity in diversity, by bringing together diverse stakeholders.

Khelo India Youth Games Schedule

 

Date Discipline Group Time Venue
January 10,

Thursday

Athletics Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

2 PM Onwards
Football Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

9 AM Onwards Mamuradi Hall,

Police Ground

Hockey Under 17 Boys

Under 21 Boys

7 AM Onwards Hockey Mumbai
January 11,

Friday

Athletics Under 17 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

 

2 PM Onwards
Football Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Girls

Under 21 Boys

Under 17 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Mamuradi Hall,

Police Ground

Hockey Under 21 Boys 3 PM Onwards Hockey Mumbai
January 12,

Saturday

Athletics Under 17 Boys

Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Girls

2 PM Onwards
Football Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

9 AM Onwards Mamuradi Hall,

Police Ground

Hockey Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

7 AM Onwards Hockey Pune

Hockey Mumbai

January 13,

Sunday

Athletics Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

2 PM Onwards
Football Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

9 AM Onwards Mamuradi Hall,

Police Ground

Hockey Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

7 AM Onwards Hockey Pune

Hockey Mumbai

January 14 Football Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

9 AM Onwards Mamuradi Hall,

Police Ground

Hockey Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

7 AM Onwards Hockey Pune

Hockey Mumbai

Kabaddi Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

8 AM Onwards Badminton Hall

Badminton Warm Up Courts

Volleyball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

8 AM Onwards Badminton Hall
January 15,

Tuesday

Basketball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

6 AM Onwards TT Hall Court
Football Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

9 AM Onwards Police Ground

Mamuradi Hall

 

Hockey Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Girls

7 AM Onwards Hockey Pune

Hockey Mumbai

Kabaddi Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

8 AM Onwards Badminton Hall
Volleyball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

8 AM Onwards Badminton Hall
January 16,

Wednesday

Basketball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

7 AM Onwards TT Hall Courts
Hockey Under 21 Girls 3 PM Onwards Hockey Pune
Kabaddi Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

Badminton Hall

Badminton Warm Up Courts

Table Tennis Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

4 AM Onwards
Volleyball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

8 AM Onwards Badminton Hall

Gymnastics Hall

January 17,

Thursday

Basketball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

5 AM Onwards TT Hall Courts
Football Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

9 AM Onwards Mamuradi Hall

Police Ground

Hockey Under 17 Girls 2 PM Onwards Hockey Pune
Table Tennis Under 21 Girls 3 AM Onwards
Volleyball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

8 AM Onwards Badminton Hall

Gymnastics Hall

January 18,

Friday

Basketball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

7 AM Onwards TT Hall Court
Hockey Under 21 Girls 9 AM Onwards Hockey Pune
Table Tennis Under 17 Girls 3 AM Onwards
Volleyball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

10 AM Onwards Badminton Hall
January 19,

Saturday

Basketball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

12 AM Onwards TT Hall Court
Football Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

9 AM Onwards Police Ground

Mamuradi Hall

Hockey Under 17 Girls 2 PM Onwards Hockey Pune
Table Tennis Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

10 AM Onwards
Volleyball Under 21 Girls

Under 21 Boys

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

11 AM Onwards Badminton Hall

Gymnastics Hall

January 20,

Sunday

Hockey Under 21 Girls 9 AM Onwards Hockey Pune
Table Tennis Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

10 AM Onwards
Volleyball Under 21 Boys

Under 21 Girls

Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

11 AM Onwards Badminton Hall

Gymnastics Hall

Unscheduled Events as on January 8: Archery, Boxing, Judo, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Swimming, Weightlifting, Wrestling, and other Athletics, Badminton, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi events.

Information Source: Latestly.com

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