New Delhi, August 26
India are planning to host BRICS Games in 2021 and will align it with Khelo India Games, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has stated.
Rijiju’s announcement got here after he attended a gathering of Sports Ministers of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on Tuesday.
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“BRICS Games 2021 will probably be held throughout similar time and at similar venues as of Khelo India Games 2021 in order that our gamers from numerous elements of the nation who will collect for Khelo India Games will benefit from witnessing BRICS Games from shut quarters.
“This will be a great morale booster and motivational moment for them,” the Minister stated in an announcement.
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