Karnataka can be internet hosting the second Khelo India College Video games (KIUG) 2021, scheduled for later this 12 months. The announcement was made on Sunday by the Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa, and Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports activities Kiren Rijiju. The video games can be held in Bengaluru’s Jain College and different venues within the state, in partnership with the Affiliation of Indian Universities (AIU). KIUG is geared toward tapping sporting expertise who can signify India in worldwide occasions, together with the Olympics.
Hon. CM of Karnataka Sh. @Bsybjp and Hon. Sports activities Minister Sh. @KirenRijiju introduced Karnataka because the host state and Bengaluru because the host metropolis of this 12 months’s Khelo India College Video games. Jain College would be the host college. #KIUG2021 pic.twitter.com/lOUqZ1T9so
— Khelo India (@kheloindia) February 21, 2021
The primary version of KIUG was held in Bhubaneswar in February 2020, and noticed a complete participation of three,182 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 College Video games, with an effort to protect and promote the century-old sporting disciplines of the nation.
With the inclusion of those disciplines, the athlete participation determine is predicted to cross 4000 this 12 months. Additionally, the video games can be performed within the U-25 age class in accordance with the World College Video games norms.
Talking about being the host state and assuring the absolute best assist for the video games, Yediyurappa mentioned: “We’re privileged to be internet hosting KIUG 2021, I’m assured that the Video games will produce a number of the greatest future champions of India. The Govt of Karnataka will go away no stone unturned to make the College video games an enormous success.”
Envisioning even bigger participation this time round, Rijiju mentioned, “The College Video games in Odisha final 12 months was an enormous success. Nations which have nice sporting efficiency have typically drawn their sporting heroes from university-level athletes. Within the US as an example, the College Video games are the bedrock of Olympic champions. In India, we’d like a sustained, centered plan to establish expertise from Universities and I’m completely happy that we now have been in a position to try this with KIUG. This 12 months, with the inclusion of the indigenous video games within the competitors, I am hopeful that the variety of members can be much more.”
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