February 09, 2023, Indore. OYO is providing accommodation for the players, support staff, and officials participating in the Khelo India Youth Games in Madhya Pradesh. The flagship sporting event is currently underway in the state in eight cities. More than 6,000 players are competing and showcasing their talent in 27 sports disciplines.
As part of the partnership, OYO is arranging over 1300 room nights in 160 rooms in various hotels such as Collection O and Super OYO in Indore, Bhopal, and Gwalior.
Khelo India is an annual national-level multidisciplinary grassroots game in India held for two categories – under-17 school students (Youth Games) and under-21 college students (University Games). Every year thousands of young athletes are given an annual scholarship of ₹5 lakh for 8 years to prepare them for international sporting events.
Speaking on the development, Pankaj Kumar, Head-Government Relations, OYO said “OYO has been associated with this flagship event since its inception and has successfully handled accommodation for all the previous editions of the games. The prior experience of handling accommodation for Khelo India Youth Games gives us a unique advantage. We will use the learnings to offer the best services during the event. Hygiene and safety will remain top priority”.
OYO is confident of meeting the expectations with the help of its unique inventory and availability of hotels, quality of accommodation, the price competitiveness of its offerings, ease of use of its app, personalization, the trust and safety of the OYO platform, and the quality of its customer support through Yo! Chat, OYO’s real-time chat assistance.
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. 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.