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Khattar directs to form committee to monitor arrangements for upcoming Khelo India Youth Games

November 23, 2021 10:14 AM

Chandigarh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has directed to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs to monitor the arrangements for the upcoming Khelo India Youth Games -2021, which the State will be hosting between February 5 and February 14 next year in Panchkula, Ambala, Shahabad, Chandigarh and Delhi in 25 Sporting disciplines.

This decision was taken during the second meeting of the Organising-cum-Coordination Committee to review the preparation of Khelo India Youth Games-2021 under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sandeep Singh was also present in the meeting. The officers of Union Government also connected digitally in the meeting.

An elaborate presentation was given by Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Director Pankaj Nain regarding the preparations being made for the Khelo India Youth Games -2021. The CM has also directed the officers concerned to further strengthen and streamline Sports infrastructure. He was apprised in the meeting that the developmental works of various Sports Complexes, Hockey Stadium and Badminton Hall, Auditorium and Athletic Stadium are on the verge of completion and will be ready by December.

The Chief Minister was also apprised that the cycling event in the Khelo India Youth Games -2021 will be held on the road between Panchkula to Yamunanagar. The officers informed him that a weekly review of the preparations is being done.

Mr Khattar was further apprised that the mascot for the event, ‘Dhakad’ and the theme song are ready. The dates for the launch ceremony and promotion ceremony will soon be decided.

The Chief Minister also directed the sports department officers to give the responsibility to monitor Sports to the District Sports and Youth Affairs Officers (DSOs) and to further augment sports infrastructure and explore the possibilities of setting up engineering wing in sports department in the near future.

He was apprised that 10 sports complexes will be handed over by HSVP to the Sports Department from January 1, 2022. The annual maintenance of these stadiums will be done by the Sports Department.

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