First-ever Khelo India Para Games kicks off today in New Delhi
The first-ever Khelo India Para Games will begin today in New Delhi. More than 1,400 participants from across 32 states and Union Territories including Services Sports Control Board will participate in the 8-day event.
The Para athletes will compete for honours in 7 disciplines including para athletics, para shooting, para archery, para football, para badminton, para table tennis and para weight lifting. Khelo India Para Games aim to provide opportunities for aspiring para athletes to showcase their skills and develop their career in para sports.
Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has said that athletes participating in the Khelo India Para Games will receive comprehensive medical coverage. The Ministry said that the medical coverage includes emergency medical services, on-site medical teams and access to necessary healthcare facilities.