Khelo India was launched by PM Narendra Modi in 2018 (PC: khelo india Twitter)
New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi Many steps were taken for sports and sportspersons in the government. TOPS is the biggest step taken for Indian players. Through TOPS, Indian players are helped to reach the Olympic podium, but Khelo India was started to instill in the players the courage to dream big at the junior level and the enthusiasm to show their strength in the world. This was a revolutionary beginning in the history of Indian sports.
In 2018, PM Narendra Modi started Khelo India. This beginning also taught young and talented players living in slums to dream of reaching the international level. Khelo India has given many players to the country in the last 5 years, who are rocking at the international level.
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Included in the world’s top 50
Malvika Bansod is the biggest discovery of Khelo India. Defeating Saina Nehwal, clashing with PV Sindhu, Malvika, who is among the top 50 female badminton players in the world, won the gold medal in the 2018 Khelo India. After this, the graph of his career went uphill. A year after becoming the champion in Khelo India, he made his debut at the senior international level. Malvika, the world’s number 42 female badminton player, had fought Sindhu in the final of the Syed Modi International tournament last year. Although she was able to win silver there. Earlier, he had defeated Saina in the same tournament.
In the last 9 years a new era of sports has started in India. This new era is not only about making India a sporting powerhouse, but also about empowering society through sports: Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Yes @kheloindia #KheloIndiaUniversityGames pic.twitter.com/lTe5EjV0rY
— Nisith Pramanik (@NisithPramanik) May 26, 2023
amazing in youth asian
The latest example of how Khelo India is preparing players for the international level at the junior level itself is the Youth Asian Championship, where 16-year-old Shireen Ahluvia was part of the gold medal-winning Indian team. He won gold in 300 meters. Shireen is the discovery of Khelo India. He participated in 200 and 400 meter sprint.
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Training at Bolt’s Club
Nisar Ahmed, who lives in the slums of Delhi, did wonders at the Khelo India School Games in 2018 at the age of 16. He won the gold medal in the 100 meter race with a timing of 10.76 seconds. After this, he went to Jamaica to take training from the club of Usain Bolt, the fastest runner in the world.
Bhaker’s confidence also increased
Khelo India From India’s star shooter Manu Bhaker got a single platform. He had previously won the gold medal in the 10 meter air pistol event at Khelo India. In 2018 itself, Manu won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. He won gold in the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 itself.