21 Oct 2022

Khelo India: State Game Of MP Mallakhamb Included For First Time

The Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Anurag Thakur announced the 5th Khelo India Youth Games-2022 in New Delhi. Thakur handed over the torch of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the announcement programme held at Ashok Hotel Delhi. Madhya Pradesh will host Khelo India Youth Games. Khelo India Games will start from January 31, 2023.

Minister Thakur said that Mallakhamb was once a part of the history of India, today it has been included in Khelo India game. Everywhere this game has been lauded and promoted .

Promoting traditional sports: Thakur said it was the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that we should not only promote the Olympic Games, but also take forward the traditional sports. He greeted CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia for making Mallakhamb a state sport.

CM Chouhan said that various sports competitions are being organized at the village panchayat level to maintain the environment of sports in Madhya Pradesh. Competitions for the elderly have also been organized in this. 

He said that the performance of our players in this sport is one of the best in the country. He informed that on the foundation day of Madhya Pradesh, sports competitions will be held in every village from November 3 to 7. 

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