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Khelo India Youth Games 2022 (KIYG)

Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), formerly known as the Khelo India School Games (KISG) are the national level multidisciplinary grassroot games held in India. The name “Khelo India” literally translates into “Play India”, and the multisport event is named as such to promote the spirit and importance of sports and athletics at a young age. The games are held in two categories: under-17 years (for school students) and under-21 years (for college students), and cover over 18 different disciplines in two categories.


The Games also feature a Training of Trainers programme to facilitate the preparation of the trainers who will be tutoring the future stars. From the Games, every year around 1000 youth will be awarded a scholarship of ₹500,000 for eight years in order to prepare them for international sporting events.


The Khelo India Youth Games 2022 will be held from the 4th of June to the 13th of the same month and will be hosted by the Haryana state.


History


The KIYG is an initiative by the government and was introduced in 2018. The first edition of the Games was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st January 2018 at the Indira Gandhi Arena in New Delhi. Haryana emerged as the top team in inaugural edition, which is otherwise considered as a sports powerhouse despite the small size of the state. The team managed a total of 102 medals with 38 gold medals. They were followed closely by Maharashtra (111 medals with 36 gold) and Delhi (94 medals with 25 gold).


In the last edition of the event in 2020, Maharashtra finished on top of the medal tally ( 256 medals with 78 gold) followed by Haryana ( 200 medals with 68 Gold).


Motto


The Khelo India Youth Games have the motto of “Kheloge Kudoge Banoge Lajawaab”, which encourages more kids to play everyday and increase the interest and participation of the youth in sports.


The mascots for KIYG are ‘Vijay the Tiger’ and ‘Jaya the Black Buck. The Royal Bengal Tiger is well known as the national animal of India and the Black Buck is a protected species of antelopes found in India.


Venue


The Games will be primarily held in Haryana. Guwahati, Assam hosted the last edition of the event.


Games at Khelo India Youth Games 2022


Athletic, Badminton, Archery, Boxing, Cycling, Tennis, Judo, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Shooting, Swimming, basketball, hockey, kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Wrestling, Football and Cycling.



Khelo India Youth Games 2020


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Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Maharashtra government to felicitate podium finishers
Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Maharashtra government to felicitate podium finishers

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Maharashtra government to felicitate podium finishers

Khelo India Youth Games: Young teenagers rule archery field, giving promise of a better tomorrow
Khelo India Youth Games: Young teenagers rule archery field, giving promise of a better tomorrow

Khelo India Youth Games: Young teenagers rule archery field, giving promise of a better tomorrow

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Haryana dethrone Maharashtra, crowned new champions
Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Haryana dethrone Maharashtra, crowned new champions

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Haryana dethrone Maharashtra, crowned new champions

Khelo India Youth Games: Ladakh cyclist overcomes adversities, borrows wheels to win silver medal
Khelo India Youth Games: Ladakh cyclist overcomes adversities, borrows wheels to win silver medal

Khelo India Youth Games: Ladakh cyclist overcomes adversities, borrows wheels to win silver medal

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 June 11 medal tally update: Maharashtra storms into lead with 37 gold medals, Haryana just behind with 36
Khelo India Youth Games 2022 June 11 medal tally update: Maharashtra storms into lead with 37 gold medals, Haryana just behind with 36

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 June 11 medal tally update: Maharashtra storms into lead with 37 gold medals, Haryana just behind with 36

Khelo India Youth Games: 17 weightlifters selected in Indian team for Asian Youth and Junior Championships
Khelo India Youth Games: 17 weightlifters selected in Indian team for Asian Youth and Junior Championships

Khelo India Youth Games: 17 weightlifters selected in Indian team for Asian Youth and Junior Championships

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Maharashtra's Sudeshna Shivanka bags three gold medals, father speaks about her journey
Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Maharashtra's Sudeshna Shivanka bags three gold medals, father speaks about her journey

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Maharashtra's Sudeshna Shivanka bags three gold medals, father speaks about her journey

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 June 10 medal tally update: Haryana holds on to lead with 36 gold medals, Maharashtra second with 33
Khelo India Youth Games 2022 June 10 medal tally update: Haryana holds on to lead with 36 gold medals, Maharashtra second with 33

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 June 10 medal tally update: Haryana holds on to lead with 36 gold medals, Maharashtra second with 33

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana leads with 33 gold medals, Maharashtra second with 32
Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana leads with 33 gold medals, Maharashtra second with 32

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana leads with 33 gold medals, Maharashtra second with 32

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 7 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 10
Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 7 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 10

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 7 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 10

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 6 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 9
Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 6 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 9

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 6 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 9

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana races into lead with 30 gold medals, Maharashtra falls back with 25 
Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana races into lead with 30 gold medals, Maharashtra falls back with 25 

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana races into lead with 30 gold medals, Maharashtra falls back with 25 

Gymnast Sanyukta Kale eyes 2024 Paris Olympics spot
Gymnast Sanyukta Kale eyes 2024 Paris Olympics spot

Gymnast Sanyukta Kale eyes 2024 Paris Olympics spot

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 5 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 8
Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 5 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 8

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 5 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 8

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Maharashtra back in lead with 24 gold medals, Haryana second with 23
Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Maharashtra back in lead with 24 gold medals, Haryana second with 23

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Maharashtra back in lead with 24 gold medals, Haryana second with 23

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Jammu and Kashmir's coach Mohammed Iqbal came to rescue of Thang Ta in the state
Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Jammu and Kashmir's coach Mohammed Iqbal came to rescue of Thang Ta in the state

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Jammu and Kashmir's coach Mohammed Iqbal came to rescue of Thang Ta in the state

Khelo India Youth Games: Andaman and Nicobar's Celestina Chelobroy cycles away to third gold medal
Khelo India Youth Games: Andaman and Nicobar's Celestina Chelobroy cycles away to third gold medal

Khelo India Youth Games: Andaman and Nicobar's Celestina Chelobroy cycles away to third gold medal

Khelo India Youth Games: Lot at stake for young players with Pro Kabaddi League scouts in attendance
Khelo India Youth Games: Lot at stake for young players with Pro Kabaddi League scouts in attendance

Khelo India Youth Games: Lot at stake for young players with Pro Kabaddi League scouts in attendance

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 4 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 7
Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 4 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 7

Khelo India Youth Games 2022: Day 4 Schedule, match list and order of play for June 7

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana surpasses Maharashtra to occupy first position with 16 gold medals
Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana surpasses Maharashtra to occupy first position with 16 gold medals

Khelo India Youth Games 2022 medal tally update: Haryana surpasses Maharashtra to occupy first position with 16 gold medals

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