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Khelo India Para Games

Khelo India Para Games:

The Union Sports Minister officially closed the inaugural edition of the Khelo India Para Games in Delhi.

  • Haryana emerged as the top-performing state with 105 medals, including 40 gold, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
  • The Khelo India Para Games (KIPG) is aimed at empowering para athletes in India. Organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Sports Authority of India, and other bodies, it is part of the broader Khelo India Initiative.
  • Khelo India was introduced by the Indian government in 2017 and encompasses the:
    • Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) (commenced 2018): Annual national competition for youngsters representing states
    • Khelo India University Games (KIUG) (commenced 2020): Showcases university students’ talent in sports
    • Khelo India Winter Games (Commenced 2020):Promotes winter sports in India
    • Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) scheme aims to enhance sports infrastructure by supporting existing training facilities.