1st Khelo India School Games Opening Ceremony
PM Narendra Modi, inaugurated the 1st Khelo India School Games at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi.
The inauguration ceremony saw colorful performances from children from the various States and Union Territories of India.
Guru-Shishya Parampara was an important theme of the evening and is exhibited in this picture by Basketball Coach Amarjeet Singh and his student prodigy Vishesh Brighuvanshi.
PM Modi re-iterated his belief in Khelo India School Games by saying that this was the 1st Step towards making the country a strong contender at the Olympic level.
Haryana's Shooting prodigy Anish Bhanwala hands over the digital torch to PM Modi, who then passed on the torch to UP's flag bearer in Archery, Sanchita Tiwari.
PM Modi also confirmed that Khelo India will ensure that sportspersons from poor backgrounds are not forced to give up sports due to lack of funds.