Khelo India National University Games to be held in U.P.- Dr. Navneet Sehgal

Lucknow: The Khelo India National University Games to be held in the year 2023-24 will be held in Uttar Pradesh. After Odisha and Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh has got the opportunity to host the National University Games. Representatives of Khelo India made a presentation for organizing National University Games in Uttar Pradesh in front of Additional Chief Secretary, Sports Dr. Navneet Sehgal at Bapu Bhawan.

Additional Chief Secretary informed that National University Games will be organized in four districts of the state namely Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Noida. In this, about 20 sports competitions including Rowing, Basketball, Judo, Kabaddi, Wrestling, Swimming, Boxing will be organized and about 4500 players from about 150 universities from all over the country will participate in these games. He told that Kabaddi, Judo, Archery, and Fencing will be organized in Noida. In Gorakhpur, sports competitions related to rowing, wrestling, Malkham and yoga will be organized in Varanasi. Other competitions will be held in Lucknow.

Dr. Sehgal told that the Under-26 players will participate in the National University Games. There will be a special focus on women’s games. High quality facilities will be provided to the players participating in the competition. There will be a grand opening and closing ceremony of the National University Games. Due to which a good message will be sent towards the game in the whole country. He said that by organizing the University Games, sports will be created in the universities and the players here will get an opportunity to become international level players. He said that by organizing games in the university, teachers as well as students would be involved in sports and a new sports ecosystem would be created in the university. He said that by organizing such competitions, sports culture would also get a boost in the state.

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