Prime Minister to inaugurate 2024 Khelo India Youth Games

SportsPrime Minister to inaugurate 2024 Khelo India Youth Games

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Today, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to launch the Khelo India Youth Games. Chief Minister MK Stalin and other dignitaries will also be there.

During the following two days (January 20 and 21), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit many prominent temples in the Tamil Nadu area.

Among his numerous temple visits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the “Pran Pratishtha” ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22, along with lakhs of others.

The Khelo Games of India

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, will play home to the Khelo India Games from January 19th to the 31st. There will be over 5,500 competitors in 26 different sports.The cities of Chandigarh, Madurai, Trichy, and Coimbatore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are selected to host the Games.

With Chief Minister MK Stalin and Governor RN Ravi in attendance, Prime Minister Modi will preside over the opening ceremony. Southern India will play host to the first Khelo India Youth Games, according to the PMO.

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik, Anurag Thakur, and Tamil Nadu’s Minister of Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Udayanidhi Stalin, will all be present.

Football, kabaddi, volleyball, Judo, weightlifting, squash, archery, boxing, badminton, table tennis, cycling, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, shooting, fencing, and countless more sports and activities will be showcased in the cities of Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, and Chennai.

According to the news release, the Khelo India Youth Games are the first to include the traditional Tamil Nadu sport of Silambam as a demonstration sport. A thousand or more officials will be there, on top of the thousand or so volunteers.

The Khelo India Youth Games are a direct result of the Prime Minister’s pledge to support underprivileged athletes and strengthen grassroots sports. The Prime Minister will attend the opening ceremony of the 6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023 in Chennai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as the Chief Guest, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Protect Modi’s Trip to Chennai with Five Measures

Chennai has issued a drone “no-fly zone” and deployed more than 22,000 troops to increase security in anticipation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival this coming Friday and Saturday.

According to the Times of India, the airport has taken extra security precautions, such as prohibiting contract workers from accessing the runway and requiring identification from permanent personnel whenever they approach the airport grounds.

Prime Minister Modi will begin the 6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023 in an open vehicle, traveling from Chennai Airport to INS Adyar, which is near Napier Bridge, and then to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

According to reports, on Friday, police are rerouting traffic and closely monitoring the route from surrounding high-rises.

There were a lot of sites the security detail investigated, including hotels, guesthouses, and serviced apartments. The Prime Minister’s whole trip will be accompanied by vigilant state and local law enforcement.

Inspector General Lava Kumar heads the Prime Minister’s Special Protection Group (SPG), which has reviewed the security protocols at the airport, Raj Bhavan (PM Modi’s residence), and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

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