Vice President inaugurates Khelo India University Games

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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.

  • Other information

  • 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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