3rd Khelo India Youth Games
The 3rd Khelo India Youth Games is being held from 10 January 2020 and 22 January 2020 in Guwahati, Assam, India. The event will witness 20 national level multidisciplinary grassroots games to get played among the age groups of under-17 and under-21 categories. Maharashtra defended its title as they topped the medal tally with 78 Gold medals, 77 Silver medals and 101 Bronze medals. The winning contingent of Maharashtra also broke their previous record of total medal haul of 228 medals created at Pune, by winning a total of 256 medals.
The event is held in 20 disciplines with the participation of 37 states and Union Territories. Khelo India programme’s inaugural edition was held in New Delhi in 2018, while Pune hosted 2nd edition in 2019.
Every year best performing 1000 participants are given an annual scholarship of Rs 500,000 for 8 years to prepare them for international sporting events.
Khelo India Youth Games 2020 Mascot
The Khelo India programme was introduced to revive the sports culture in India at grassroots level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as a great sporting nation.
After Delhi (2018) and Pune (2019), Guwahati is going to be the proud host of the third edition of Khelo India Youth Games .
The event has two mascots – Jaya, the black buck and Vijay, the tiger. In a bid to enhance people’s participation in hosting the Games, the Department of Sports and Youth Welfare, Govt of Assam, is organising a Mascot design competition where elements and attributes in the form of attire, accessories, musical instruments etc., drawn from the rich cultural heritage of the State may be blended into the original mascots. Original shape of the mascots must be intact.
There are 20 sports disciplines in Khelo India Youth Games 2020. Cycling and Lawn Bowls are the new additional games of this year’s event.
Maharashtra maintained its supremacy in Khelo India Youth Games by improving upon its last year’s performance and finishing at the top of the table with a massive haul of 256 medals, comprising 78 gold, 77 silver and 101 bronze, as the 13-day sporting extravaganza came to a close here on Wednesday.
Maharashtra — which received the winner’s trophy from Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the presence of Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameshwar Teli and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a glittering closing ceremony — was followed by Haryana (200, 68 gold) and Delhi (122, 39 gold).
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