Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Khelo India School Games in New Delhi

Narendra Modi to launch Khelo India School Games on Jan 31

India gains bright spot on global landscape

The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in the country at the grassroots level and make India a sporting nation.

Just as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was arriving in Zurich to attend the annual World Economic Forum (he was the first Prime Minister of India to do so in 20 years) held in Davos, Switzerland from January 23 to 26, the International Monetary Fund gave a tick to the Indian economy, saying that it remains a "bright spot" on the global landscape with strong growth. It is an effort to give strength to a mass movement for playing more.

"This centre is latest example of India-Palestine cooperation, especially in the area of capacity building and its coming up three years of its announcement reaffirms our importance we place to our commitments", the official said. Since the inception of the show, he has, on many occasions, talked about the challenges faced by students and even encouraged them to overcome those challenges.

On February 10, Prime Minister Modi will visit to Palestine, the first ever visit by the Indian Prime Minister.

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The Prime Minister expressed happiness that youngsters from rural India and smaller cities are excelling as sportspersons.

It is expected to help scout young talent from the schools in various disciplines and groom them as future champions.

The KISG is being held across 16 disciplines in the U-17 category and 5,000 school children from 29 states and seven union territories have arrived to participate in the event that ends on February 8. Under the scheme, in the first year, Rs 50 crore will be earmarked annually for 1,000 athletes for talent nurturing towards training/ coaching, education, diet, consumables and equipment, sport nutrition support, sports science support, lodging, boarding, foreign exposure for competition/training.

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