Here is all you need to know about the Khelo India Para Games 2023 including its schedule, date, time, players and venue
The first event Khelo India Para Games is all set to begin before the year ends. The event’s goals are to find talent and provide a platform for aspiring young para-athletes to excel.
Khelo India Para Games 2023 schedule, date, venue location, sports list and players
Sports minister Anurag Thakur took over his official X (formerly known as Twitter account) to announce the the first edition of the tournament. He wrote:
With great joy and satisfaction, I’m pleased to announce that the first edition of Khelo India Para-Games will be held from 10 to 17 December in New Delhi.
Further was said:
I am sure that the first edition of the Khelo India Para Games will be a successful one and I extend my best wishes to the para-athletes for the upcoming games.”
With great joy and satisfaction, I'm pleased to announce that the first edition of Khelo India Para-Games will be held from 10 to 17 December in New Delhi.
With over 1350 participants from across 32 states and UT's participating in 7 disciplines, it is going to be a… pic.twitter.com/Z7j2tYvG4s
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) November 22, 2023
The inaugural Khelo India Para Games, which will see paraathletes compete for honours are expected to attract over 1350 participants from 32 states and union territories, including the Services Sports Control Board.
With an excellent haul of medals, India’s para athletes returned from the Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou. With a record 111 medals, including 29 gold, 31 silver, and 51 bronze, they came in fifth place overall. Here is all you need to know about the Khelo India Para Games.
What are the games which will be played at the Khelo India Para Games?
There will be seven disciplines including para athletics, para shooting, para archery, para football, para badminton, para table tennis, and para weight lifting.
When is the Khelo India Para Games?
The first edition of the Khelo India Para Games will be held from December 10 and will last until December 17. The full schedule is yet to be released.
Where is the Khelo India Para Games?
Three SAI stadiums—the IG Stadium, the Shooting Range in Tughlaqabad, and the JLN Stadium—will host the events in New Delhi.
Which players will play at the Khelo India Para Games this year?
Para-athletes are anticipated to compete in this first edition on behalf of their respective states. Notable athletes from the previous Hangzhou Asian Para Games include Sheetal Devi, Bhavina Patel, Ekta Bhyan, Neeraj Yadav, Singhraj, Manish, Sonal, Rakesh Kumar, and Sarita, as per several reports.