Haryana rocks Khelo India Games


DW BUREAU / chandigarh In the Khelo India Youth Games held in Panchkula, Haryana has secured the first position with 52 gold medals by beating its rival Maharashtra, who has won 45 gold. Haryana has managed to beat Maharashtra with 7 gold medals this time. Haryana has bagged a total of 137 medals with 52 Gold, 39 Silver and 46 Bronze medals while Maharashtra has managed to fetch a total of 125 medals by bagging 45 Gold, 40 Silver and 40 Bronze medals. Similarly, Karnataka at number three has bagged a total of 67 medals including 22 Gold, 17 Silver and 28 Bronze medals.Haryana won the maximum 38 medals in wrestling, including 16 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze. In boxing Haryana won 10 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals while 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze in Athletics. Similarly, in Judo, Haryana players have won 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze medals, while in Cycling, Haryana has got 2 Gold and 6 Bronze medals. Similarly, Haryana players have won 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in Swimming and 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in Shooting. Similarly, 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze in Weightlifting and 1 Gold and 5 Bronze in Yogasana have been taken by the players of the State. In Thang Ta, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals have been taken by the players of Haryana while in Gatka 1 Gold, 3 Silver have been won by the players of the State. Haryana players have won 1 gold, 1 silver in handball and 1 gold in hockey, 1 gold and 1 silver medal in archery. Haryana has won 1 gold and 1 bronze medal in badminton, while 1 bronze in football and 1 bronze medal in gymnastics have been bagged by Haryana players. Similarly, Haryana players have won 1 Gold, 1 Silver in Kabaddi, 1 Silver in Table Tennis, 1 Bronze in Tennis and 2 Silver Medals in Volleyball.On the grand closing ceremony of the fourth edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2021 held at Indradhanush Auditorium, Panchkula, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal announced to set up Haryana Sports Academy to train the players coming from all over the country. "In view of providing state-of-art sports infrastructure, a hostel would be opened in Panchkula having an accommodation facility for 200 players. Through this, along with providing international level facilities to the players, they will also be trained to become proficient in the game," said Sh. Manohar Lal. The Chief Minister also announced to double the prize money being given to the medal winning players of Haryana for their excellent performance in Khelo India Youth Games-2021. Manohar Lal said that an amount of Rs. 1 lakh would be given to the gold medal winner, Rs. 60,000 to sliver medal winner and. Rs. 40,000 to the bronze medal winner. Not only this, he also announced to give Rs.5000 as an incentive to the players of Haryana participating in the games. Manohar Lal said that organizing 'Khelo India Youth Games' in Haryana holds utmost importance, because at present Haryana has a distinct identity in the sports world both Nationally and Internationally. The Chief Minister expressed happiness that together we have been able to make this event a memorable one. Manohar Lal said that the results of Khelo India competitions have proved that Haryana has immense sports talent. This is the reason that instead of developing some special sports centres in the state, the State Government have done the work of promoting sports at the grassroot levels. "I assure you that we will further provide all sports facilities to every player and make Haryana a nursery of sports," he added. The Chief Minister said, 'On June 4, at the launch of these sports competitions, I had said that just as the Jawan(Soldier) Kisan (Farmer) and the Wrestler of Haryana are Dhakad, similarly the State athletes will also perform in a 'Dhakad' way in this sports event. I am glad that our players have proved my point in letter and spirit. The Chief Minister appreciated the sportsmanship of all the players and said that they have brilliantly shown their physical ability and mental toughness by participating in these competitions. Specially congratulating the medal winning players, the Chief Minister wished that by continuing this streak of victory, they should bring laurels to the country on the international stage as well. (editor@dailyworld.in)


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