Karnataka CM announced that Karnataka will be hosting the second Khelo India University Games in 2021.
- Khelo India University Games will be inaugurated by PM Modi.
- It will be held in the Jain University and other venues of the state.
- Jain University (Jain (Deemed-to-be University)) will organise the games in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities.
Khelo India University Games
- The Khelo India University Games is a national level multi-sport largest University game in India.
- The event observes the participation of athletes from universities across India who compete with each other in different sport disciplines.
- Games is organised by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Sports Authority of India in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and National Sports Federation (NSF).
- The Khelo India University Games was launched after the Khelo India Youth Games become successful.
- It is organised with the aim of tapping the sporting talent so that they can represent India at the international events like
- The 1st edition of the event was organised in the Bhubaneswar in February 2021.
- In 2020 event, a total 3182 participants took part in the U 25 age group. They came from 158 universities and colleges across the states.
Khelo India University Games 2021
In the 2021 edition, Yogasana and Mallakhamb have also been added to list of games. It was done with the objective of preserving and promoting the century-old sporting disciplines of India. Organisers expect that, this move will increase the number of participants this year.
The Sports Authority of India is the apex national sports body that was established in the year 1982. It was run by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in order to develop the sport in India. It also manages the Netaji Subhash High Altitude Training Centre which is located at Shilaroo in Himachal Pradesh. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Indira Gandhi Arena, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range etc are also managed by the SAI.
Karnataka to host Khelo India University Games 2021 Karnataka to host Khelo India University Games 2021