Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu declares Khelo India 2021 University Games open – Reuters

On Sunday, a selection of past and present athletes who have brought fame to the nation will grace the opening ceremony of the second Khelo India 2021 University Games at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The Honorable Indian Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will declare the games open.

Hon. Minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah, Hon. Governor of Karnataka Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Hon. Chief Minister Shri Basavaraj Bommai, Hon. Minister of Finance and Trade Affairs of the Union Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman, Honorable Union Minister of Youth and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Nisith Pramanik, will be the guests of honor.


Karnataka’s Minister for Youth Development and Sports, Shri Narayana Gowda, will be among the guests of honor. Karnataka MLC Shri Basavaraj Horatti, Honorable Minister of Higher Education; IT & BT, Science & Technology, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship & Livelihoods Dr Ashwathnarayan CN. Shivaji Nagar MLC Rizwan Arshad will also be honoring the occasion.

Over 2,500 participants, including delegates from across the country, will gather at the stadium to witness a cultural program designed to reflect the essence of Karnataka’s rich cultural tradition, while a laser show promises to leave the audience mesmerized and the state as one to present he is in technology has spread. .

The Khelo India University Games 2021, hosted by Jain University with the support of the Karnataka State Government and the Sports Authority of India, will be India’s largest sporting event and the first mass-participation competition following the pandemic, which spread almost immediately when The curtain fell on the opening edition in Bhubaneshwar.

Through the Khelo India University Games 2021, the Government of Karnataka is also focusing on an urgent issue: environmental sustainability. Everything used in the games off the pitch is made from reusable materials; Electric vehicles are used to transport athletes around Jain University’s sprawling, 300-acre global campus; and all waste is separated into wet and dry at each site at source. KIUG 2021 will be a Green Games.

More than 4,500 competitors from over 200 universities compete in 20 different disciplines, including indigenous sports such as mallakhamba and yogasana. The Kanteerava Stadium complex will host athletics and basketball, while shooting will be held at the SAI campus and hockey competitions at Cariappa Stadium. All other events take place on the premises of the Jain Educational Institution.

More than 8,500 participants, coaches and officials attending KIUG 2021 will have access to a unique mobile application for all competition-related information. The single app contains information on accommodation, food, transport services, emergency contacts, maps to reach various venues and important game notifications, among other things.

Speaking of the opening ceremony, Shri KC Narayan Gowda, Minister of Youth Development and Sports of Karnataka Government said: “All preparations are in place for the opening ceremony on Sunday. Venerable Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu ji arrived in Bengaluru this morning.
“As well as all the Union and State Government ministers, we will have several top athletes including Prakash Padukone, Pankaj Advani, Anju Bobby George, Ashwini Nachappa, Reet Abraham and many others who have won international laurels in Karnataka and India. attend the ceremony.

The Karnataka government has made special arrangements for the participants of the Khelo India 2021 University Games, allowing the athletes to transport their sports equipment on the Bengaluru metro when traveling from their accommodation to their respective competition venues.

The state government has also made great efforts to make the whole city of Bengaluru a part of Khelo India University Games 2021 through billboards at iconic locations around the city. Competitors will enter the KIUG environment as soon as they exit the train and bus stations as the Khelo India University Games 2021 billboards are waiting to welcome them.

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