Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday launched the logo, anthem, jersey and mascot for the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021 here at Indradhanush Auditorium. ‘Jaya’ the black buck and ‘Vijay’ the tiger are the mascots for KIYG 2021. The name of the Mascot KIYG is ‘Dhakad’. The 4th Khelo India Youth Games is going to be held from June 4 to 13 in Haryana. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Deputy Chief Minister Dhushyant Chautala, Haryana Legislative Assembly speaker Gyan Chand Gupta, Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh, Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Government of India Rattan Lal Kataria and state Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal also graced the event. During the launch, the Union Sports Minister said largest ever contingent of 8500 players from across the country would participate in the Games.
He added that 2 percent of the country’s population has given the country. A major share of medals in most of the sports events. Stressing for the preservation of traditional sports. Thakur said five traditional games namely Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Mallakhamba and Yogasana. Would be part of the upcoming KIYG 2021.
He said that the Youth Games and the recently concluded University Games. Under Khelo India would definitely inspire youth to go for big targets in future. Haryana Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving opportunity to the state. For hosting Khelo India Youth games 2021. The Chief Minister also said that the state is not just producing food grains for the country. But also medals through their sportspersons. Sports are good for both physical and mental fitness. The minister said Haryana with just about 2 percent of the country’s population has given the country. A major share of medals in most of the sports events.