The Khelo India Youth Games concluded in Pune. Maharashtra topped the Medal tally with 228 medals, whereas Haryana and Delhi claimed the second and third spot. Addressing the concluding ceremony, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that Sports will be made compulsory in all schools from next year.
Hosts Maharashtra bagged General Championship of Khelo India this year with 85 Gold Medals. Haryana is on number 2 with 62 Gold and Delhi is on number 3 with 48 Gold medals. 12 Gold Medals were decided on last day. Khelo India Youth Games brought many young talent to national level. Karnataka’s Swimmer Srihari Nataraj ended the competition with seven gold medals.
- Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), formerly Khelo India School Games (KISG), meaning Play India Youth Games, held annually in January or February, are the national level multidisciplinary grassroot games in India.
- The games are held for two categories, namely under-17 years school students and under-21 college students.
- On 31 January 2018, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, declared open the inaugural Khelo India School Games at the opening ceremony based on Guru–shishya tradition held at Indira Gandhi Arena.
- The venue of 2018 Khelo India School Games was Delhi. In 2018, Haryana topped the medal tally, followed by Maharashtra and Delhi at second and third position respectively.