New Delhi, August 26
India are planning to host BRICS Games in 2021 and may align it with Khelo India Games, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said.
Rijiju's announcement came after he attended a meeting of Sports Ministers of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on Tuesday.
India will get chairmanship of the five-nation independent international group in 2021.
"BRICS Games 2021 will be held during same time and at same venues as of Khelo India Games 2021 so that our players from various parts of the country who will gather for Khelo India Games will have the benefit of witnessing BRICS Games from close quarters.
"This will be a great morale booster and motivational moment for them," the Minister said in a statement.
He added: "We are hopeful of organising Khelo India Youth Games and Khelo India University Games in 2021.
"During Khelo India Youth Games 2021, we will invite BRICS member countries to showcase their traditional indigenous games during the inaugural or closing ceremony of Khelo India." PTI
Most Read In 24 Hours
Don't MissView All
Russia vows to build on privileged strategic partnership with India
Describes India and China as 'friendly sovereign global cent...
Gujarat High Court quashes order seeking information on PM Modi’s degree, imposes Rs 25,000 cost on Kejriwal; BJP slams Delhi CM
In April 2016, the then CIC M Sridhar Acharyulu had directed...
Navjot Sidhu to be released from jail tomorrow, confirms ADGP-Prisons
He is serving time in a road rage case dating back to 1988
Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to Bengal governor over violence during Ram Navami procession
Clashes broke out between two groups in the Kazipara area of...
Ahead of Navjot Sidhu’s release, his wife shares emotional post; son says family wishes to sit and have food together
Sidhu’s team in a tweet confirmed his release on April 1