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75 Odisha athletes to take part in 1st ‘Khelo India’ School Games

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New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: As many as 75 athletes from Odisha left for New Delhi to participate in the first ‘Khelo India’ School Games-2018 which is slated to kick start tomorrow.

These 75 athletes were selected from the school games organized by the Sports & Youth Services Department of Odisha government in all the 30 districts of the state.

Under-17 girls and boys will participate across 16 disciplines including Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing and Football.

The event, which is being organized by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will be held at various stadiums across Delhi and the competition will conclude on February 8.

The ‘Khelo India’ School Games will act as a talent hunt at the school level and will help the authorities to identify and mould talent at a young age. It will also help in ushering a sports culture in the country and establish India as a great sporting nation in the world.

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