Khelo India Youth Games- 2023:
Prime Minister inaugurated the Khelo India Youth Games and expressed the government’s commitment to hosting the 2029 Youth Olympics and the 2036 Olympic Games in the country.
- Tamil Nadu is hosting the sixth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games.
- This is the first time that Khelo India Youth Games are being held in South India.
- The Games will be played across four cities of Tamil Nadu, namely Chennai, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore from 19th to 31st January 2024.
- This edition of Khelo India Youth Games will see participation from over 5600 athletes with over 275 competitive events across 26 sports disciplines and 1 demo sport.
- Silambam, a traditional sport of Tamil Nadu, is being introduced as a demo sport for the first time in the history of Khelo India Youth Games and the sport of Squash shall be organised for the first time in this edition of the Games.
- The Mascot: ‘Veera Mangai’. Rani Velu Nachiyar, fondly known as Veera Mangai, was an Indian queen who waged a war against British colonial rule.
- The logo: The figure of poet Thiruvalluvar.