We, at OYO, are providing accommodation to the players, support staff and officials participating in the Khelo India Youth Games 2021. The games are currently underway in Haryana and more than 8,000 players are competing and showcasing their talent in 25 sports disciplines.
Khelo India is an annual national level multidisciplinary grassroot games in India held for two categories – under-17 school students (Youth Games) and under-21 college students (University Games). Every year over 1,000 young athletes are given an annual scholarship of ₹5 lakh for 8 years to prepare them for the international sporting events.
University Games recently concluded in Bangalore while Haryana is hosting the Youth Games. This signals the resumption of big sporting events in India after the disruptions caused by the pandemic last year.
As part of the partnership, we are arranging the stay in 1100 rooms across 60 hotels in all the five cities in Haryana where the games will be played. This includes the tricity of Chandigarh, Zirakpur, Panchkula and Ambala and Shahabad. In addition to this, accommodation will also be arranged in New Delhi.
We are providing approximately 8500 room nights through our platform during the event across various categories of hotels such as 4 by OYO, Townhouse Oak, OYO Townhouse, Capital O, etc.
Speaking on the development, Ankit Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, OYO, India said, “It is an honour for us to play a small part in transforming India into a sporting powerhouse. We understand the importance of comfortable stays for athletes which creates the right environment for them to relax, rejuvenate and perform like a champion. We are taking care of their requirements with round-the-clock services. Safety and hygiene are our top priority”.
We are confident of meeting the expectations with the help of our unique inventory and availability of hotels, quality of accommodation, the price competitiveness of our offerings, ease of use of our app, personalisation, the trust and safety of our platform and the quality of our customer support through Yo! Chat – our real-time chat assistance.
We have been associated with this flagship event since its inception and have successfully handled accommodation for all the previous three editions of the games. The first edition of the games was held in New Delhi in 2018. The second was held in Pune in 2019 and the third edition was held in 2020 in Guwahati.
Khelo India Youth Games is a transformational initiative by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to create a vibrant sports ecosystem, revive sports culture at a grass-root level and establish India as a great sporting nation.