Karnataka will host the second Khelo India College Video games (KIUG) later this 12 months, state chief minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju introduced on Sunday.
The Video games will probably be held in Bengaluru’s Jain College and different venues within the state, in partnership with the Affiliation of Indian Universities (AIU).
KIUG is the biggest College Video games within the nation and is geared toward tapping sporting expertise, who can symbolize India in worldwide occasions, together with the Olympics.
The primary version of KIUG was held in Bhubaneswar in February 2020, and noticed a complete participation of 3182 athletes within the U-25 age group, throughout 158 universities and schools from all states.
This 12 months, Yogasana and Mallakhamb have been added to the roster, with an effort to protect and promote the century-old sporting disciplines of the nation.
Karnataka has been chosen because the host State for the upcoming version of the Khelo India College Video games!
KIUG, which has been envisioned by @narendramodi Ji, will probably be carried out by the State Authorities in affiliation with the Jain College in Bangalore.@BSYBJP @CMofKarnataka pic.twitter.com/fKAiBwrUjN
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) February 21, 2021
With the inclusion of those disciplines, the athlete participation determine is anticipated to cross 4000, this 12 months.
Talking on the event, Yediyurappa mentioned, “We’re privileged to be internet hosting KIUG 2021, I’m assured that the Video games will produce a few of the greatest future champions of India. The Govt of Karnataka will depart no stone unturned to make the College video games a large success.”
Envisioning even bigger participation this time round, Rijiju added: “The College Video games in Odisha final 12 months was a large success. International locations which have nice sporting efficiency have typically drawn their sporting heroes from College degree athletes. Within the US as an illustration, the College Video games are the bedrock of Olympic champions.”