The first edition of Khelo India University Games is scheduled to be held at the KIIT University in Bhubaneswar from February 22nd to March 1st. The launching ceremony of the event was held at Bhubaneswar yesterday. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the logo and jersey of Khelo India University Games.
Mr Patnaik said he is delighted to announce the first edition of the Khelo India University Games at Bhubaneswar, a city which has gained the repute of being the Sports Capital of India. The sports minister Mr. Rijiju who was the chief guest in the function said Khelo India University Games is yet another empowering initiative of Government of India.
He hoped this initiative is not only give a platform to young students to showcase their sports talent. Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank who was present in the function said the University Games will further nourish the talents of the youth.
Participating in the function, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reflected the Centre’s ambition of seeing the tri-colour fly high at the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games. He said initiatives have been taken up by the government under the leadership of prime minister will definitely help mould the future of budding sports stars of India