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Madhya Pradesh to Host Khelo India Youth Games in 2023

MADHYA PRADESH: Union of Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur on Thursday formally announced that the Fifth Khelo India Youth Games -2023 will be held in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The Games will take place across eight cities of Madhya Pradesh — Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Mandla, Khargone (Maheshwar), and Balaghat. The event is scheduled to start on January 31, 2023, and end on February 11.

Pressing the media, after the event, Mr. Thakur said, the Khelo India Youth Games will be held at eight locations. He said, more than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in the sporting event. Mr. Thakur added that Khelo India Youth Games was started in 2016 and provided a very effective platform for the youth of the country to showcase their performance and talents in sports.

The next edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will feature a total of 27 disciplines; with water sports being included for the first time in the history of the games. New disciplines like Canoe Slalom, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rowing will also feature alongside the usual sports and indigenous games.

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