Why is Khelo India Youth Games 2021 in news?

  • Khelo India Youth Games 2021 will be organised by Haryana.
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved the inclusion of four Indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021.
  • The four Indigenous Games which will be included are Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba.

Gatka is the name of an Indian martial art associated with Punjab
Kalaripayattu, also Known as Kalari, is the name of martial art Corm of Kerala

Thang-Ta is the name of Manipur’s martial art form

Mallakhamba is a traditional sport, originating from the Indian subcontinent

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