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Sports have reached every village under PM Modi's leadership: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 25, 2023 10:08:16 PM IST
In the inaugural program of the third edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said sports have reached every village in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he is working to build stadiums in every district of the state.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said, "Sports activities have reached every village under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi UP. The work of construction of stadiums in every district of Uttar Pradesh has been taken forward at a fast pace."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the third edition of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2022 open via video conference at BBD University Cricket Ground in Lucknow on Thursday.

Among those present were Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and Minister of State for Sports Nisith Pramanik.

"The Commonwealth Games scam showed the attitude of the previous government towards Sports. Games which would have enhanced India's image were made scam-ridden," said PM Modi addressing athletes of the Khelo India University Games being held in Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh is all set to host its biggest sporting event to date at Babu Banarasi Das University. Over 4,000 athletes and over 200 universities will represent 21 sports in this 10-day event. The event will conclude on June 3 at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi.

Apart from addresses by dignitaries, the programme also included songs and invocations, thematic performances, torch animations and lighting of the Games Torch by a famous sports personality of the state, a fireworks display and administering of the LIFE Mission oath. The game's mascot Jeetu, inspired by the state animal 'Barasingha' will also be an integral part of the celebrations.

As per the schedule, Lucknow will host 12 sports events (Archery, Judo, Mallakhamb, Volleyball, Fencing, Badminton, Table Tennis, Rugby, Athletics, Hockey, Football) at eight venues. Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) will host five sports events (Basketball, Kabaddi, Boxing, Swimming and Weightlifting) at three venues.

IIT-BHU, Varanasi will host two sports (Wrestling and Yoga), while Gorakhpur and Delhi will organize rowing and shooting events respectively. Rowing has been included in these games for the first time.

On Thursday, the torch (Mashaal) of the games, this torch will reach BBD University. Notably, four torches were lit and sent off from Lucknow along with Shubhankar Jeetu, the mascot of these games.

The four torches covered different parts of Uttar Pradesh and received a grand welcome from sportspersons and sports lovers everywhere. Meanwhile, more than five and a half lakh people registered their presence and encouraged sportspersons from various universities to participate in the Khelo India University Games 2022.

Even though the official inauguration of the Khelo India University Games will take place on Thursday, the event has already started on Thursday with Kabaddi in Gautam Budh Nagar.

The third edition of the KIUG will have over 4000 athletes from over 200 universities in the country competing in 21 sporting disciplines. Four cities of the state namely Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Noida will play host to the various sports with Delhi's Dr.Karni Singh Shooting Range hosting the Shooting competition.

Rowing, to be held at Ramgarh Taal in Gorakhpur, will also ensure the debut of water sports in this edition of the KIUG. Some prominent national-level athletes who will be seen in action in this edition of the KIUG include Manu Bhaker, Hriday Hazarika, Mehuli Ghosh, Arjun Babuta and Sift Kaur Samra in Shooting, Diya Chitale and Ananya Basak in Table Tennis, Sk. Sahil in Football, Aneesh Gowda in Swimming, Malvika Bansod in Badminton, Yash Ghangas in Judo and Priya Malik and Sagar Jaglan in Wrestling. (ANI)

 
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