Vice President inaugurates Khelo India University Games
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the second edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) on 24 April 2022 at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka capital.
The event will be hosted by Jain University, Bangalore from 24 April to 3 May 2022.
In this, 3878 players from 189 universities will participate.
Along with Mallakhamb and Yogasan, 18 other sports will also be included in this event.
The official mascot of these games is 'Veera', an elephant.
It is an initiative of the Central Government with an aim to identify young talent at the university level and then help them convert into professional athletes.
The state of Karnataka has ensured an environment-friendly system to make these sports a 'Green Sports' under which 'Zero Waste' and 'Zero Plastic' sports will be there.
The first edition of Khelo India University Games was held in Odisha in 2020.
In which 3182 players from 158 universities and colleges participated.
Punjab were the champions with a total of 46 medals, of which 17 were gold medals.
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