The first Khelo India University Games will be played in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack till 1 March
It includes 17 sports including archery, boxing, wrestling, badminton, basketball, football, hockey, kabaddi
Dainik BhaskarFeb 22, 2020, 08:31 AM IST Sports Desk. The first Khelo India University Games will take place in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from Saturday. About 3340 players from 177 universities of the country will participate in it. 1738 males and 1605 females. Apart from the players, 1500 technical and support staff will also be involved. These games will have 17 sports events. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate these games on Saturday through video conferencing. These games will run till March 1. Fencing is included for the first time.
Modi will address the opening ceremony of Khelo India in the evening. The Khelo India University Games is being launched by the Government of India in collaboration with the Government of Odisha. It is the largest competition organized at university level in India. The event will have a total of 17 sports such as archery, athletics, boxing, fencing, judo, swimming, wrestling, badminton, basketball, football, hockey, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, rugby and kabaddi.