The fourth Khelo India Youth Games was organised in Haryana
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The fourth Khelo India Youth Games was organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula(Haryana), while some of its matches were also played in Chandigarh.
The 4th Khelo India Youth Games was formally inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
In the Khelo India Youth Games 2021, 4,700 athletes competed for 269 gold, 269 silver and 358 bronze in 25 sports, including 2,262 girls.
For the first time, five traditional sports have been included in the fourth Khelo India Youth Games. These games include Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Malkhamb and Yoga.
Among them, Gatka, Kalaripayattu and Thang-Ta are traditional martial arts, while Mallakhamb and Yoga are fitness related sports.
This time Khelo India Youth Games is being jointly organised by Haryana Government and Sports Authority of India (SAI), Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
This competition was started in 2018 in New Delhi under the name Khelo India School Games.
The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 will be in the form of a cow, named 'Dhakad'.
Khelo India University Games 2021
Organising - Sri Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore (2nd edition)
Host- Jain University, Bangalore
Official Mascot- 'Veera' (An Elephant)
Jain University topped the medal tally with 20 gold medals.
The first edition was held in Odisha in 2020.
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