The first Khelo India School Games concluded in New Delhi yesterday with sports powerhouse Haryana topped the overall medal tally.
The state won 102 medals which include 38 gold and 26 silver. Maharashtra with 111 medals finished second while Delhi with 94 medals came third.
Sports Minister, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore presented the top State Haryana with the glittering trophy. Talking to media on the concluding day of the games, Colonel Rathore said, the organization and broadcast of Khelo India School Games was no less than an international event.
Khelo India School Games was a part of the Khelo India programme which has been introduced by the Sports Ministry to revive the sports culture in the country at the grassroots level and make India a sporting nation.
16 sports disciplines including Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Weightlifting and Wrestling were the part of the week long event.
It was organized at multiple venues across Delhi including Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.