Khelo India University Games(KIUG)

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Khelo India University Games(KIUG)


• Union minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Singh has said that the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) will help in preparing international level sportspersons.


• The second edition of the Khelo India University Games will be held in Bengaluru in 2021, with Jain Deemed-to-be University serving as the host university.
• The Khelo India University Games is the largest platform for university-level players, with the goal of providing a national platform for university students to demonstrate their talent and grab the attention of national team selectors for a variety of sports.
• The inaugural edition held in Odisha started on 22 February and concluded on 1 March 2020.
• It is organised by Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports along with Association of Indian Universities, Indian Olympic Association and National Sports Federation.
• It is the largest university level sports competition in India.

Source: THE HINDU.