PadMan actor Akshay Kumar at Khelo India school games
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Akshay Kumar, while commenting on his association with the pioneering initiative, said, "I am delighted to see that for the first time ever, through the Khelo India School Games & the broadcast of it on the Star Sports network, young sporting talent is being recognized and rewarded instantly. But this is only the beginning and I hope that the Khelo India movement gets the right momentum through your support. So, come forward and support the Khelo India movement. Saath mein hai Hum, Khelo India!"
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Akshay, a sports enthusiast himself, was present at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi yesterday to support the young talent thronging the capital from across the country to be a part of the inaugural Khelo India School Games. He interacted with the young sports stars and even tried his hand at Badminton with one of the participants, Maisam Meiraba Luwang, a 16-year-old youngster from Manipur.
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While interacting with Star Sports, the official broadcasters of Khelo India, he emphasised on the need of quality broadcast to reverberate the unifying message of Khelo India across the country. Underlining the need of inspiring youngsters in India to go out and play, he stressed on the importance of Khelo India reaching far and wide via Star Sports and how it is a key catalyst towards driving young India to playfields and shaping us a formidable sporting nation in the near future.
Star Sports, with their vision of fostering a comprehensive, multi- sports ecosystem in India has come together with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to simultaneously produce and broadcast Khelo India School Games. India’s leading sports broadcaster is using its state-of-the-art broadcasting capabilities to produce quality coverage for the multi-sport event with a vision to inspire young viewers to come forth and adopt sports from their very formative years. The Khelo India School Games are being broadcasted across the Star Sports network, on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports First and Hotstar.