The Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs has chosen Star Sports as its broadcast and production partner for the upcoming Khelo India School Games for five years.
The broadcaster has bagged the broadcast rights for the event till 2022.
The Ministry did not give out specifics about the financials of the broadcast deal.
He added, “With Khelo India, we seek to bring back active playtime in the lives of our children. Parents and teachers need to embrace sports and ensure that it is as essential a part of the everyday life of children as educational curriculum.”
Khelo India School Games 2018 is the marquee event of the Ministry, under revamped Khelo India programme. The games are being organized for under-17 group (boys and girls) from January 31, 2018, in 16 different sports disciplines.
The event is expected to host around 6,000 athletes and officials in its first edition.