Our Bureau with inputs from sources:
Dimapur, January 3 (NE): Ten participants will represent Nagaland in the upcoming third Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2020, the biggest sporting event of India at Guwahati, Assam.
According to a notification, the Advisor, Youth Resources and Sports, Government of Nagaland, Shri. Zale Neikha has said that the ten participants will be taking part in three disciplines – Wrestling, Archery and Athletics. Six participants are for Wrestling category, two for Archery, and two for Athletics, Neikha added.
The KIYG 2020 formerly known as the Khelo India School Games (KISG), is set to commence from January Ten , 2020 and will go on until January Twenty Two in Guwahati, Assam. The upcoming event will witness 20 national level multidisciplinary grassroot games to be played among the age groups of under-17 and under-21 categories.
Cycling and Lawn Bowls are the new additional games of this year’s event, while Gymnastics, Kabaddi, and Volleyball will begin a day earlier from the opening day. Over 10,000 participants from across the country will depict their talent in total 451 medal-event in 13 days.
Haryana, Maharashtra and Delhi have remained the top-3 states with the most medals in the last two editions. Haryana won the inaugural event with a total of 102 medals, comprising of 38 gold medals. In the last KIYG 2019, Maharashtra emerged successful with 228 medals, having 85 gold medals.