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SECOND KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES TO BE HOSTED BY KARNATAKA

SECOND KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES TO BE HOSTED BY KARNATAKA

Context

The second Khelo India University Games will be hosted by Karnataka and will be held in Bengaluru in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities.

Details

  • The games serve as a platform for more than 4,000 sportsmen under the age of 25 to compete and get selected for the national teams.
  • The first edition of the Khelo India University Games was held in Bhubaneswar in 2020.
  • The two new games Mallakhamb and Yogasana have been added in the second edition of the games.
  • It is an aspirational competition for India’s youngsters with the objective of helping them find the balance between sport and education.
  • It is the largest ever competition held at the university level in India and will have about 3500 athletes from over 150 universities across the country taking part in it.
  • There will be a total of 17 sports namely archery, athletics, boxing, fencing, judo, swimming, weightlifting, wrestling, badminton, basketball, football, hockey, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, rugby and kabaddi.

Khelo India

  • The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country.
  • It also aims to establish India as a great sporting nation.
  • It is implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • Under the scheme, the talented players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels (by the High-Powered Committee) will be provided annual financial assistance of INR 5 lakh per annum for 8 years.

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