Khelo India University Games to begin in Odisha

The aim of the move is to make the Khelo India University Games an aspirational competition for India's youngsters to help them find a balance between sport and education.
Akarsh Phanindra

Updated: Feb 21,2020 06:34:18 pm

Khelo India University Games to begin in Odisha

21 February 2020 Current Affairs:The first-ever Khelo India University Games will begin in Odisha at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack on 22 February 2020. The multi-disciplinary sporting event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Games will be held from 22 February to 1 March 2020 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Launching Team:
The Khelo India University Games will be launched by the Government of India in partnership with the Government of the State of Odisha.

Aim:
The aim of the move is to make the Khelo India University Games an aspirational competition for India's youngsters to help them find a balance between sport and education.

Khelo India University Games:
♦ Khelo India University Games will be the largest ever competition held at the university level in India.
♦ Over 3500 athletes from over 150 universities across India will be participating in the games.
♦ A total of 17 sports namely swimming, weightlifting, wrestling, badminton, archery, athletics, boxing, fencing, judo, basketball, football, hockey, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, rugby, and kabaddi. 

Khelo India Programme:
Khelo India Programme was launched to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level. The programme is aimed to build a strong framework for all sports played in the country and establish India as a great sporting nation. GoI successfully conducted the Khelo India School Games in 2018 and the National Youth Games in 2019 and 2020.
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