Khelo India University Games to begin in Odisha
Khelo India University Games:
- The first-ever Khelo India University Games will begin in
Odisha at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack on 22 February 2020.
- The multi-disciplinary sporting event will be inaugurated by
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- The Games will be held from 22 February to 1 March 2020 at
- The Khelo India University Games will be launched by the
Government of India in partnership with the Government of the State of Odisha.
- The aim of the move is to make the Khelo India University
Games an aspirational competition for India's youngsters to help them find a
balance between sport and education.
Khelo India Programme:
- Khelo India University Games will be the largest ever
competition held at the university level in India.
- Over 3500 athletes from over 150 universities across India
will be participating in the games.
- A total of 17 sports namely swimming, weightlifting,
wrestling, badminton, archery, athletics, boxing, fencing, judo, basketball,
football, hockey, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, rugby, and kabaddi.
- Khelo India Programme was launched to revive the sports
culture in India at the grass-root level.
- The programme is aimed to build a strong framework for all
sports played in the country and establish India as a great sporting nation.
- GoI successfully conducted the Khelo India School Games in 2018 and the
National Youth Games in 2019 and 2020.