The mascot, official logo, theme song, and the official
jersey of the Fourth Khelo India Youth Games were launched on 7th May 2022 at
Panchkula, Haryana by Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and
The name of the mascot is ‘Dhakad.’
Haryana will be hosting the fourth edition of the youth games
from 4th June to 13th June 2022 at Panchkula and other cities. The cities that
will be hosting the games are: Panchkula, Chandigarh, Shahabad ,Ambala
This was supposed to be held in the year 2021 but got
delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The competition is being organized by the
Sports Authority of India and the state government of Haryana.
Earlier editions of the youth games held in -2018- Delhi2019- Pune, Maharashtra and 2020- Guwahati, Assam
In this edition of the Khelo India Youth Games, over 8,500
athletes will be participating.
Five traditional games have been introduced
which are: thang-ta, gatka, mallakhamb, kalarippayattu and yogasana
Along with these, the athletes will be taking part in talent
in 20 sports disciplines in this competition.