5th Khelo India Youth Games inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh

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  • The fifth edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2022 began on January 30 in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the presence of Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur at Tatya Tope Nagar Stadium.
  • The KYIG 2022 will be held at 23 venues in eight cities of the state in which nearly 6,000 athletes will take part in 27 different sports.
  • For the first time sports like kayaking, canoeing, canoe slalom, and fencing will be part of the Khelo India Youth Games.
  • “All preparations for organizing the Khelo India Youth Games have been completed. The games will start from Monday in a glittering manner on the theme ‘Hindustan Ka Dil Dhadka Do’ for 13 days.
  • For the first time water sports namely Kayaking Canoeing, Canoe Salaam, and Fencing will be part of this edition of the Khelo India Games.
  • It will be organized in eight different cities of the state.
  • The eight host cities designated are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandla, and Balaghat.
  • More than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in this sporting event.
  • The 4th Khelo India Youth Games was held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula (Haryana) from 4 to 13 June 2022 while some matches were also played in Chandigarh.

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