Khelo India Youth Games: After 5 gold in gymnastics, Sanyukta Kale eyes Paris Olympics

Khelo India Youth Games: After 5 gold in gymnastics, Sanyukta Kale eyes Paris Olympics

Sanyukta’s first goal is to get into the Indian team; her ultimate dream is to win a medal in the Paris Olympics in 2024.

The Khelo India Youth Games got a grand start from Panchkula’s Indradhanush Stadium on Saturday. Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and Minister of State for Sports Sandeep Singh launched the logo, mascot, song and jersey of the Games. From June 4 to 13, games will be held at five places including Haryana and more than 8000 players will come from different states.

Khelo India Youth Games
Khelo India Youth Games

During this, CM Manohar Lal said that we are giving permanent jobs to the medal winners. 10 per cent reservation in Group-D jobs and 3 per cent in Group-C jobs are given to the participants of various levels of sports. Arjuna awardees will now get 20 thousand rupees instead of five thousand rupees per month.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that if any state comes first in sports in the country, then it is Haryana. Five traditional sports will be included in the Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Haryana. We should promote such games. Unless people participate in it, it will not become a big campaign.

We are spending Rs 6 lakh each to provide better facilities to 2300 athletes, while Rs 140 crore is being spent on taking forward the young athletes.

Players participating in youth games will have dope test

Players participating in the Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Haryana from June 4 to 13 will have to undergo a dope test. They will be able to take part in the games only after passing the test. Sports Authority of India (SAI) will conduct the dope test. In case of doubt, surprise dope test of players can also be done during the games.

Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur said at the commencement of the fourth edition of Khelo India Youth Games in Panchkula on Saturday that NADA Director General Ritu San would be present at Haryana and other venues during the Games. Players sometimes use banned supplements and energy drinks to perform well, which taint their sporting life if they are found positive in the dope test. According to Anurag, the central government is strengthening the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

First, there is no permanent DG in this, the Narendra Modi government has entrusted the responsibility to Ritu Sain. Indian sports are constantly striving to make sports dope free. An awareness campaign is being run regarding this. The state government should make NADA and SAI players aware not to take banned supplements and energy drinks. NADA staff will be stationed at the venues of the games, Panchkula, Chandigarh, Delhi, Shahabad and Ambala to keep an eye on the players. The central government is spending crores of rupees on 2300 athletes. 6 lakh is being spent per athlete. Young athletes are being prepared for the future by spending Rs 144 crore.
Includes five traditional sports

Anurag Thakur said that in the fourth edition of the Games, traditional indigenous games like Yoga, Thangta, Gatka, Malkhamb and Kaliripat have been included. The spectators are important for the game and the players. The enthusiasm of the spectators creates new energy and enthusiasm in the players, so gather a good number of spectators at the venues. Bring children from schools of nearby districts to the field, introduce them to Olympic and other medal winning players.

Largest contingent of players is coming to Haryana

Thanking the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Anurag Thakur said that the launch program is as strong as the mascot, sports will be as strong as it is. Haryana has always been number one in the country in terms of sports, sportspersons, medals. It is a matter of pride that the largest contingent of players is coming to Haryana till date in the Youth Games.

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