Khelo India Game School

PM Narendra Modi to flag off Khelo India in Delhi today. Khelo India Game School is a government initiative to focus on reviving the sports culture at the grassroots level and establishing the country as a sporting nation. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi consenting to preside over the opening ceremony at the Indira Gandhi Indoor (IGI) stadium in the evening.
KISG is a competition among school student who is under 17 age group in 16 sports. KISG has attracted the participation of over 5000 school athletes and officials, with the best talent selected through the competition will be among the 1000 athletes eligible for a scholarship worth Rs 5 lakh each per year for a period of eight years. It’s a 9-day long competition till 8th Feb. We will be seeing a lot of young and promising athletes vying for 199 gold, 199 silver and 275 bronze medals on offer. The objective of Khelo India is of ushering a sports culture in the country. It’s more than just winning or losing,” said sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, indicating that in the future editions, the age of inducting talented athletes into the programme could be further reduced. The idea is to groom the athletes by providing them with proper training and exposure. Their progress will be monitored by using IT-driven technology. The aim is to engage a maximum number of people with sports. First, it should start within the family, schools and then at the local level. When more people start playing sport, we will discover more talent,” he added.
The day one of the competition will feature 6 medal round which will be held in the morning at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Apart from the 6 finals, there will be the heats for 100m, which will feature the current national champion Nisar Ahmed from the host state Delhi who is likely to face a strong challenge from his teammate Badal Shaukeen.