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Khelo India Youth Games 2023: Opening Ceremony, Schedule, Venue, When & Where To Watch

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The 5th edition of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) will be inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on 30th January 2023 (Monday evening). The inauguration will be in the presence of the Sports Minister of India, Anurag Singh Thakur at Tatya Tope Nagar Stadium, Bhopal, MP.

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It is a multi-sport event held annually in India to promote sports culture and gives a platform for young and budding athletes to showcase their talent and skills. It primarily focuses on sports development at the grassroot-level. KIYG brings participants together from across the country to compete in various sports disciplines. It is no doubt that KIYG contributes to the overall development of sports in India.

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The KIYG 2022/2023 will be held at 23 venues across eight cities of the state, where almost 6,000 athletes will take part in 27 different sports events. Sports like kayaking, canoeing, canoe slalom, and fencing will be part of the Khelo India Youth Games for the first time.


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KIYG 2023: Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Khelo India Youth Games will start on January 30, 2023, at 6:00 PM IST. Reputed artists like Shaan, Neeti Mohan, Sivamani and Abhilipsa Panda will perform at this grand opening ceremony. Madhya Pradesh Youth Welfare & Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia and Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Nisith Pramanik will be present in this event.

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KIYG 2023: Cities to hold the events

The games will be held across eight cities of the state (Madhya Pradesh): Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur Mandla, Balaghat and Khargone (Maheshwar) and one cycling event will be held in Delhi.

Khelo India Youth Games 2023: Schedule

Sports Event Date Venue
Athletics 3rd Feb to 5th Feb 2023 Athletics Track T.T. Nagar Stadium, Bhopal
Wrestling 7th Feb to 11th Feb 2023 DSYW Hall T.T. Nagar Stadium, Bhopal
Boxing 31st Jan to 4th Feb 2023 DSYW Hall T.T. Nagar Stadium, Bhopal
Shooting 1st Feb to 6th Feb 2023 M.P. Shooting Academy, Bhopal
Kayaking & Canoeing 1st Feb to 3rd Feb 2023 M.P. Water Sports Academy, Upper Lake Bhopal
Rowing 7th Feb to 9th Feb 2023 M.P. Water Sports Academy, Upper Lake Bhopal
Volleyball 30th Jan to 3rd Feb 2023 Indoor Hall SAI, Bhopal
Judo 7th Feb to 10th Feb 2023 Indoor Hall SAI, Bhopal
Swimming 7th Feb to 11th Feb 2023 Prakash Tarun Pushkar, Bhopal
Basketball 31st Jan to 4th Feb 2023 Basketball Complex, Indore
Weightlifting 6th Feb to 10th Feb 2023 Basketball Complex, Indore
Table Tennis 30th Jan to 3rd Feb 2023 Abhay Prashal, Indore
Kabaddi 5th Feb to 9th Feb 2023 Abhay Prashal, Indore
Football (Boys) 1st Feb to 10th Feb 2023 Football Ground, The Emerald Heights
Tennis 6th Feb to 10th Feb 2023 Indore Tennis Club
Badminton 31st Jan to 3rd Feb 2023 M.P Badminton Academy, Kampu Gwalior
Hockey 4th Feb to 10th Feb 2023 M.P Women Hockey Academy, Kampu
Gymnastics 1st Feb to 5th Feb 2023 LNIPE, Gwalior
Kalarripayattu 8th Feb to 10th Feb 2023 LNIPE, Gwalior
Yogasana 1st Feb to 3rd Feb 2023 Madhav Seva Nyas Hall, Ujjain
Mallakhamb 6th Feb to 10th Feb 2023 Madhav Seva Nyas Hall, Ujjain
Archery 31st Jan to 3rd Feb 2023 Jabalpur (Ranital Sports Complex)
Kho Kho 30th Jan to 3rd Feb 2023 Cycling Complex, Jabalpur (Ranital Sports Complex)
Fencing 6th Feb to 10th Feb 2023 Cycling Complex, Jabalpur (Ranital Sports Complex)
Cycling Road 8th Feb to 9th Feb 2023 Kajuri Road, Jabalpur
Thang-Ta 8th Feb to 10th Feb 2023 District Sports Complex, Mandla
Gatka 2nd Feb to 4th Feb 2023 District Sports Complex, Mandla
Football (Girls) 1st Feb to 10th Feb 2023 Football Ground, Balaghat
Slalom 6th Feb to 7th Feb 2023 Maheshwar (Khargone)
Cycling-Track 2nd Feb to 4th Feb 2023 IG Stadium Delhi

When & where to watch Khelo India Youth Games 2023?

Khelo India Youth Games 2023 will begin on January 30, 2023, and will go on till February 11, 2023. The event will be broadcast on Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.


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