Sports Minister launches logo, mascot of Khelo India University Games 2022
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur launched the Logo, jersey, mascot, torch and anthem of the Khelo India University Games 2022 (KIUG 2022) in Lucknow 5th May.
An overview of the news
The 3rd edition of the Khelo India University Games will take place from May 23 to June 3.
The opening ceremony is scheduled on May 25 at the Babu Banarasi Das University in Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik and Sports Minister of Uttar Pradesh Girish Chandra Yadav were present at the launch ceremony.
The upcoming edition of the KIUG is expected to have participation of more than 4700 athletes from more than 200 universities across the country, with total participation reaching to over 7000.
About Khelo India
Khelo India, which translates to 'Let's Play India', was proposed by the Government of India in 2017.
It aims to revive the sporting culture of India by connecting with children at the grassroots level.
Under this, Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), Khelo India University Games (KIUG) and Khelo India Winter Games were established as annual national sports competitions.
Top sprinter Dutee Chand and archers Parth Salunkhe and Komalika Bari are some of the big names participating in these events.
The initiative started with the Khelo India School Games in 2018 held in New Delhi.
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