The 2021 edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG), which was postponed last year due to Covid-19, was inaugurated by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in Bengaluru yesterday. The first edition of Khelo India University Games was held in Cuttack, Odisha in 2020.
- What’s this: KIUG is a national event where students from universities across the country compete in multiple sports. This event was established after the success of Khelo India Youth Games.
Who all: Apart from the VP, the opening ceremony saw attendance from Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot, and many sports personalities including Anju Bobby George. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the gathering through a video message.
Where: Jain University is the host for this edition of KIUG. The entire event is spread over 10 days.