Khel Mahakumbh – About us
Excellence in sports brings pride to a nation and citizens of the nation help build a healthier and happier society. Sports unites the nation by bridging the social and cultural boundaries.
There is no easier way other than sports to promote brotherhood and community bonding. It is a great leveler and unifier- when playing in a team, the caste, creed or community of teammates doesn’t matter.
Under the guidance of visionary leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, Prime minister of India and the then chief minister of Gujarat took initiative of ‘’Khel Mahakumbh’’ (KMK), mega sporting event in year 2010. Khel India was initiated nationwide by Central government with Khel Mahakumbh as the base.
Khel Mahakumbh has witnessed a record participation of more than 30 lakhs every year. Outstanding performers of KMK will get benefit of various Schemes run by Sports Authority of Gujarat; District Level Sports School (DLSS), Shaktidoot, Centre of Excellence (COE), Khele Gujarat Summer Coaching Camp, Inschool Program, Khel Pratibha Puraskar, Mahila Puraskar, etc.
Age Group for Khel Mahakumbh 2018
For Both Male & Female : Under 9 , Under 11 , Under 14, Under 17, Open Age Group , Above 40 & Above 60
Salient features of Khel Mahakumbh 2018
1.Cash prize of Rs 40 crore to more than 1.60 lakhs winner at different level.
2.Total 34 Games, 950 events. More than 50,000 participants at state level.
3.Separate competition for teachers.
4.Best three schools in state to be given cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs, Rs 3 lakhs & Rs 2 lakhs.
5.Best three schools in each district to be selected for cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh, Rs 1 lakh & Rs 0.75 lakh.
6.Best three schools in each Taluka to be selected for cash prize of Rs.25,000/-, Rs.15, 000/- & Rs.10, 000/-.
7.This year DLSS Best three schools in state to be given cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs, Rs 3 lakhs & Rs 2 lakhs.
Salient features of Khel Mahakumbh 2017
1. 31.27 lakhs players participated.
2.Total 1,23,072 winners and distributed cash prize of Rs 31.56 crore. More than 45,000 players participated in State Level Competitions.
3.More than 75,000 volunteers to manage competition at various level over period of 45 days.
Special Khel Mahakumbh for Divyang players (Physically challenged) Participation of more than 35,000 players. More than Rs 5 Crore Cash prize for Divyang players.