Khelo MP Youth Games- 2023 | 07 Jul 2023

Why In News?

On July 5, 2023, Madhya Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia, while reviewing the preparations for the Khelo MP Youth Games with the departmental officials, said that as per the wish of the Chief Minister, the Khelo MP Youth Games-2023 will be organized in the month of September.

Key Points

  • It is noteworthy that after the success of Khelo India Youth Games held for the first time in Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced that now 'Khelo MP Youth Games-2023' will be organized.
  • Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that the 'Khelo MP Youth Games' will be held in all 52 districts in three phases - district, divisional and state level.
  • 24 sports in 'Khelo MP Youth Games' - Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Malkhamb, Shooting, Swimming, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Table-Tennis, Yogasan, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Youth under the age of 18 will showcase their talents in Kayaking-Canoeing, Rowing, Fencing, Archery, Chess and Tennis.
  • State-level athletics and shooting competitions will be held at Sports Complex Shivpuri. TT of Bhopal Boxing, Taekwondo, Judo, Faceting, Tennis, Kayaking, Canoeing and Rowing in Badi Jheel and swimming competitions in Taran Pushkar Bhopal will be held at Nagar Stadium.
  • Men's Football at Balaghat's Mulna Stadium, Basketball and Weightlifting at Indore's Basketball Complex, Volleyball at Abhay Prashal, and Women's Football at Emerald Hives School.
  • In Gwalior, M.P. Badminton in Badminton Academy Camp and M.P. Hockey events will be held at the Women's Hockey Academy. Malkhamb and Yogasana competitions will be held at Sports Complex Ujjain, Kho-Kho and Archery at Ranital Sports Complex (Cricket Stadium) Jabalpur.
  • Kabaddi at Sports Complex Rewa, table-tennis and chess at Indoor Hall Madhav Nagar, Katni and wrestling at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Khandwa.
  • 51 thousand will be given to the player who got first place in individual games, 31 thousand to second and 21 thousand rupees to the third place winner.
  • In team games, the first-place winner will be awarded Rs 5 lakh, the second-place winner Rs 3 lakh and the third-place winner Rs 2 lakh.
  • Taking stock of the works of the final range under construction at Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy, Bishankhedi, Sports Minister Scindia said that the final range built with the technical assistance of NRAI will meet international standards.
  • He said that ISSF President Luciano Rossi, during his stay in Bhopal, had rated the Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy as the world's most beautiful and well-equipped shooting range.