Thursday, June 1, 2023

After being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Haryana will host the Khelo India Youth Games from June 4 to 13 in Panchkula.

The Games are being organised jointly by the Haryana government, the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports and the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

The countdown for the Games began on a high note, with the unveiling of its logo, mascot, jersey and anthem at a launch ceremony at the Indradhanush Auditorium in Panchkula on Saturday.

The show was led by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union sports minister Anurag Thakur.

Thakur launched the mascot ‘Dhakad’ along with the official logo and jersey. Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Singh Chautala and Haryana sports minister Sandeep Singh were also present during the function.

“We are proud and honoured to host this edition of the Games. We cannot wait to welcome the country’s youngest sporting talent to our state,” Khattar said. Haryana has been a sporting nursery and its athletes have been winning medals at mega-events including the Olympics, the Asian Games, World Championships and the Commonwealth Games in the recent years.