Khelo India: 'Tamil Nadu is the land of champions': PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi inaugurates 13th Khelo India Youth Games in Chennai, symbolizing a new era for Indian sports. Tamil Nadu vows to become the 'Sports Capital of India.' The event showcases unity, talent, and a commitment to athletic excellence.
PM Modi
PM Modi

In a spirited inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the 13th Khelo India Youth Games officially open in Chennai. The Prime Minister expressed his excitement, stating that the vibrant energy and enthusiasm of the young athletes embody the true spirit of 'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.'

Addressing the participants, he warmly welcomed them to Chennai, praising Tamil Nadu's hospitality and assuring that it would "win your hearts." He emphasized that the Khelo India Games serve as a splendid beginning for Indian sports in 2024, providing athletes with a platform to showcase their talents and forge lasting friendships.

In a momentous move, Prime Minister Modi also unveiled 'DD Tamil,' the revamped version of the regional language Doordarshan channel DD Podhigai. This step is expected to further enhance regional media presence and foster cultural communication.

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Chief Minister MK Stalin expressed the state's commitment to making Tamil Nadu the "Sports Capital of India." He congratulated Sports Minister Udhayanidhi for his dedication toward this goal, highlighting Tamil Nadu's achievements in various sectors.

Sports Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin expressed his joy, calling it a "dream come true" for Tamil Nadu to host the 6th Khelo India Youth Games. He noted the successful organization of the Chess Olympiad and reiterated the state's commitment to becoming a leader in sports.

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur commended Tamil Nadu's excellent hosting of sports events, stating, "Whenever Tamil Nadu has been given the responsibility of hosting sports, it has delivered commendably."

The Khelo India Youth Games, a testament to the government's commitment to sports development, holds the promise of propelling India onto the global sporting stage. As the games unfold, athletes from across the country are set to dazzle spectators and contribute to the thriving sports ecosystem.

Stay tuned for updates as the Khelo India Youth Games unfold, promising a celebration of talent, sportsmanship, and national unity.

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