Khelo India is a scheme envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2017-18 to provide a platform to grassroots athletes and build sports infrastructure across India, resulting in India turning into a sporting nation.
With a view to achieve the twin objectives of promoting mass participation and excellence in sports, the Government during the 15th Finance Commission (from 2021-22 to 2025-26) plans to launch “Khelo India – National Program for the Development of Sports”. It has been decided to make an outlay of Rs.3165.50 crore for continuation of the scheme.
Under this programme, Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), Khelo India University Games (KIUG) and Khelo India Winter Games were established as annual national sports competitions, where youth representing states and universities, respectively, showcased their skills. Competed to showcase as well as win medals.
The government should set up more Khelo India Centers and Sports Academies across the country to provide quality coaching, training, equipment, nutrition, medical aid and scholarships to talented sportspersons.