New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the inaugural Khelo India School Games at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
The week-long inaugural edition will be an Under-17 event where athletes will participate across 16 disciplines: archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, football, gymnastics, hockey, judo, kabaddi, kho-kho, shooting, swimming, volleyball, weightlifting, and wrestling.
There will be 199 gold, 199 silver and 275 bronze medals at stake.
The Khelo India program has been introduced to revive the sports culture in the country at the grass-root level.
It is expected to help scout young talent from the schools in various disciplines and groom them as future champions.
Talented athletes identified in priority sports disciplines by a high-power committee will be provided annual financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh for eight years.
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