Karnataka to Host Khelo India University Games

24 February 2021 Current Affairs:

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa announced that Karnataka will host the second Indian Khelo India University Game (KIUG) in 2021. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host the Khelo University Games in India.

Highlights:
♦ The game will be held at Ja Na University and other venues in the state. That university will organize the Olympic Games in cooperation with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
♦ Khelo Indian University Game (KIUG) is the largest multi-sports university game in India at the national level.
♦ The event observed the competitive participation of athletes from various universities across the country in different sports disciplines.
♦ Khelo Indian University Game is organized by the Youth Affairs and Sports and Sports Authority of India (SAI) in cooperation with the University Association of India, the Indian Olympic Association and the National Sports Federation.
♦ The event was launched after the successful holding of the Khelo Indian Youth Games. The organization of the competition aims to tap sports talents so that they can represent India in such things as
♦ The first edition of the event was held in Bhubaneswar in February. In the 2020 event, a total of 3,182 participants participated in the U-25 age group. They come from 158 universities and colleges across the state
KIUG 2021 – In this case, Yogasana and Mallakhamb have also been added to the game list. The purpose of this is to maintain and promote India’s century-old sports discipline. Organizers expect that this move will increase the number of participants this year.
The Sports Authority of India is the highest national sports organization established in 1982. It was established by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to develop sports in India. It also manages the Netaji Subhash High Altitude Training Center in Shilaroo, Himachal Pradesh State. Other Stadiums like Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Indira Gandhi Arena, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, etc. are also managed by the Indian Sports Authority.

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