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Khelo India begins Wednesday, young stars in fray

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

2019, which will see a host of athletes in action, is set to officially here Wednesday.

Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathoreand Maharashtra will attend a virtual torch ceremony at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Complex Wednesday evening, a said Tuesday.

will address the event through a video message.

Among those in action will be world cadet champion wrestlers and Sonam, Jisna Mathew, Youth gold medallist weight-lifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga, budding player and swimming star

The athletes will compete in 18 different disciplines, of which six are team sports, it added.

The Balewadi complex, which will be the main venue, has been refurbished with funds from the Centre and the

will be held at the Institute and girls matches will be played at the NDA ground.

matches will be held at the ground and the police ground, it said.

The tournament for boys has already started in from Monday.

Meanwhile, hosts Maharashtra, who finished second in the inaugural edition of held last year, are aiming to grab the top spot from

At the 2018, won 38 gold, 26 silver and 38 bronze medals, while Maharashtra finished with 36 gold, 32 silver and 42 bronze medals.

Maharashtra, however, had the consolation of winning most medals, 110, as compared to Haryana's 102, the release said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:41 IST