- Khelo India, which translates to ‘Let’s play India’, was proposed by the Government of India in 2017 to revive India’s sporting culture by engaging with children at the grassroots level. The initiative also focused on building better sporting infrastructure and academies across the country for various sports.
- Under this movement, the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) and the Khelo India Winter Games were set up as annual national sports competitions where youngsters, representing their states and universities, respectively, showcased their skills and competed for medals.
Why in News?
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acknowledged the role played by Khelo India which has completed five years of implementation.
- The Khelo India programme was introduced to revive the sports culture in India at grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in the country and establish India as a great sporting nation.