Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The 5th Khelo India Youth Games 2022 will be organized in Madhya Pradesh. Eight cities of Madhya Pradesh will witness exciting competitions in different disciplines of sports from January 31 next year. Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia is taking stock of the preparations at every level to make this event a success.
In this sequence, Minister Scindia inspected the venues of the scheduled games in Bhopal along with Sports Authority of India's Games Technical Conduct Committee (GTCC) Director Amar Jyoti and her team in Gwalior on Thursday. Sports Minister also visited the selected game venue, Hockey Ground, Boxing Arena and Badminton Hall for the Khelo India Youth Games at Gwalior (Kampu) Sports Complex.
A detailed discussions with the officials on the layout plan of Sports City to be built near IIITM in Gwalior and Phase I and II of approved International Level Sports Complex at Barkheda Nathu, Bhopal was held. Along with this, the minister had an interaction with coaches of Madhya Pradesh State Women's Hockey Academy and Badminton, she also reviewed the performance of 36th National Games and preparations for Khelo India Youth Games.
Minister Scindia said, “Our sports infrastructure is our USP. The organization of Khelo India will bring a new revolution in the direction of sports in Madhya Pradesh. I am sure that we will surely live up to the faith of that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown on Madhya Pradesh by letting us host Khelo India Youth Games.”
She added that “This is a big challenge; success is achieved only by facing challenges. Better sports infrastructure and facilities of international standard are the identity of Madhya Pradesh.”
Director Sports and Youth Welfare Ravi Kumar Gupta, Khelo India GTCC offical Shivanand Mishra, and departmental officers were present during the inspection.