Khelo India Games is a part of the revamped National Programme for development of sports, which is now called Khelo India. It aims at grow up strength the ecosystem by promoting the twin objectives of mass participation and promotion of excellence in sports. The Khelo India School Games will act as an avenue for identification of budding sports talent in specific disciplines.
Khelo India School Games will be annual competitions held in collaboration with the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and the National Sports Federations (NSFs). The SGFI and NSFs will draw up and conduct an annual calendar of competitions at the lower level in the run-up to the Khelo India School Games at the National level.
Referring to ‘Khelo India’, Union Sports minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore said it is a grassroots sports programme that is providing a platform at the level of school students, which is of international level.
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