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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that India is planning to organize BRICS Games along with the Khelo India Games in 2021. Rijiju made the announcement after a meeting of the Sports Ministers of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on Tuesday.

India will get the chairmanship of this independent international group of five countries in 2021. Rijiju said in the statement, “BRICS Games 2021 will also be organized with Khelo India Games 2021 at the same time and place. This will give our players from different parts of the country to participate in the Khelo India Games, the benefit of watching the BRICS games closely.

“It will be a morale-boosting moment for them,” he said. The minister added, “We are also looking forward to organizing the Khelo India Youth Games and Khelo India University Games in 2021.”

He said, “During the Khelo India Yuva Khel 2021, BRICS will invite members to perform their traditional country games during the opening and closing ceremonies.”

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