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PM Modi to inaugurate opening ceremony of Khelo India Youth Games 2023 in Chennai on January 19

IndiaPM Modi to inaugurate opening ceremony of Khelo India Youth Games 2023 in Chennai on January 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the opening ceremony of 6th Khelo India Youth Games in Chennai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the opening ceremony of 6th Khelo India Youth Games in Chennai. The Games are being held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai from January 19 to 31.

This is the first time that the Khelo India Youth Games are being held in South India. The Games will be played across four cities of Tamil Nadu, namely Chennai, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore.

The logo for the games incorporates the figure of poet Thiruvalluvar. On the other hand, ‘Veera Mangai’ is the mascot for the games. Rani Velu Nachiyar, fondly called as Veera Mangai, was an Indian queen who waged a war against British colonial rule. The mascot symbolises the valour and spirit of Indian women, embodying the strength of women power.

Over 5,600 athletes are participating in this edition of Khelo India Youth Games, spread across 13 days in 15 venues with 26 sporting disciplines, over 275 competitive events and 1 demo sport.

The 26 sporting disciplines is a diverse mix of conventional sports such as Football, Volleyball, Badminton etc. and traditional sports such as Kalaripayattu, Gatka, Thang ta, Kabaddi and Yogasana. Silambam, a traditional sport of Tamil Nadu, is being introduced as a demo sport for the first time in the history of Khelo India Youth Games.

During the inaugural ceremony, PM Modi will also launch and lay the foundation stone of projects related to the Broadcasting sector worth about Rs 250 crore. This includes the launch of the revamped DD Podhigai channel as DD Tamil; 12 Akashvani FM projects in 8 States; and 4 DD transmitters in Jammu and Kashmir. In addition, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for 26 new FM transmitter Projects in 12 States.

PM Modi to Visit Maharashtra, Karnataka

Apart from visiting Tamil Nadu on January 19, PM Modi will also visit Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

PM in Maharashtra

At around 10:45 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Solapur, Maharashtra. In Solapur, he will lay the foundation stone of 8 AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) projects worth around Rs. 2,000 crores in Maharashtra.

Prime Minister will also dedicate more than 90,000 houses completed under PMAY-Urban in Maharashtra. Further, he will dedicate 15,000 houses of Raynagar Housing Society in Solapur, whose beneficiaries comprise thousands of handloom workers, vendors, power loom workers, rag pickers, Bidi workers, drivers, among others.

The Prime Minister will kickstart the distribution of 1st and 2nd instalments to 10,000 beneficiaries of PM-SVANIDHI in Maharashtra during the programme.

PM in Bengaluru

At around 2:45 PM, PM Modi will inaugurate the Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre and launch the Boeing Sukanya Programme in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The program will provide opportunities for girls and women from across India to learn critical skills in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields and train for jobs in the aviation sector.

Thereafter, at around 6 pm, the Prime Minister will participate in the opening ceremony of Khelo India Youth Games 2023 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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