Maharashtra and Assam will deploy the largest contingents in the youth games of Khelo India

New Delhi, January 6 () Maharashtra and the Assam hosts will deploy the largest contingents in the third edition of the Khelo Indian Youth Games to be held in Guwahati from January 10 to 22.

It is very nice that Assam is the host of the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. We are participating in all disciplines in the tournament. Assam will introduce 656 athletes in the competition, said Assam's Chief of Mission, Navajyoti Basumatary.

The hosts point to a better ending and Basumatary hopes that the local public will provide a great boost to their athletes.

Our preparations are being carried out very well. We hope to finish in the top 10 this time. We have strong teams in boxing, swimming, soccer, cycling and shooting, among others, he said.

We expect medals in these disciplines. I am sure that the local public will be a big boost for our athletes. The competition will create a sports environment in Assam and inspire young people to play sports.

On the other hand, Maharshtra defending champions will have a contingent of 751 people.

Maharshtra's chief of mission, Vijay Santan, said they are looking to defend their title.

Maharashtra will feature 751 athletes in the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. We have the largest contingent in the competition. Our athletes will participate in almost all the disciplines of the competition. We will try to win the championship again, he said. Santan

Santan noted that athletics, boxing and swimming are the strong areas of Maharashtra.

The Maharashtra government has reserved plane tickets for all athletes. This has happened for the first time. The Khelo India Youth Games are a prestigious competition for us. Our strong sports include athletics, boxing and swimming, he said. APA SSC SSC