Reforms led to India’s success in sports: PM Modi

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Governance

Topic: Government Policies and Interventions in various sectors.

Context: PM Modi inaugurated sixth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games in Chennai.


  • Khelo India and the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) were mentioned.
  • In this edition, the statue of Tiruvalluvar is used as the Games’ logo and ‘Veera Mangai’ Velu Nachiyar as the mascot.



Khelo India:

  • Introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports.

Target Olympic Podium Scheme(TOPS):

  • To provide financial and logistical support to elite Indian athletes with the potential to win medals at the Olympic Games.

Persons In News(Prelims)

  • Thiruvalluvar was a Tamil poet and philosopher best known for his work Thirukkural, a collection of 1330 couplets that deal with ethics, politics, economics, and love.
  • Velu Nachiyar was the queen of Sivaganga estate between 1780–1790. She was the first Indian queen to wage war with the East India Company in India and was called Veera Mangai (“brave woman”).
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