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Sport Minister Rathore hails Khelo India School Games

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

and Rajyavardhan said on Thursday hailed the inaugural edition of the Khelo School Games saying it was as grand as any international event.

"I have played a lot of international tournaments but the organisation and broadcast of Khelo School Games was no less than an international event," told reporters on the concluding day of the games.

The first Khelo School Games, which are a part of the 'Khelo India' programme concluded in today.

powerhouse Haryana topped the overall medal tally with 38 gold medals.

said that the Khelo India School Games will be organised every year now and in a better way.

The government's investment on this platform has given us immense satisfaction. I think the states should also start a healthy rivalry between them. They should invest in their young players and should encourage them," silver medallist said.

The 'Khelo India' has been introduced by the Ministry of India to revive the sports culture in the country at the grassroots level and make India a sporting nation.

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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 23:28 IST