Three National Level Competitions Organized Under ‘Khelo India’

New Delhi/ PIB News: The Khelo India Scheme aims at promoting the culture of sports as well as attaining excellence in sports. The scheme in its present form was started in October, 2017 for a period of three years with a financial outlay of Rs. 1428.09 croreSo far Rs. 1358.31 crore has been spent and Rs. 69.78 crore is presently available for the remaining period of the third and last year of the Scheme. The revised Khelo India Scheme beyond the financial year 2019-20 is under preparation. Society for Economic Development and Environmental Management (SEDEM) has been appointed for 3rd party assessment of the Khelo India Scheme. Presently, 2747 athletes are benefiting under the Khelo India Scheme of which 1335 are benefiting from residential training facilities. The number of training athletes and supporting events are likely to go up with the proposed revision of the Scheme. The Government is committed to expand Khelo India Scheme and provide all necessary financial support.


Details of National Competitions organized under Khelo India




Name of Competition Venue Date No. of Participants Talent selection/


1 1st Khelo India School Games Delhi


31.01.2018 to 08.02.2018 3,507 563 The first edition had 16 sports disciplines in the U-17 age group for boys and girls, the second had 18 in U-17 & U-21 age groups (Boys & Girls) and the third edition had 20 sports disciplines in U-17 & U-21 age groups (Boys & Girls)
2 2nd Khelo India Youth Games Pune


09.01.2019 to 20.01.2019 5,925 512
3 3rd Khelo India Youth Games Guwahati


10.01.2020 to 22.01.2020 6,130 540