Let the Games Begin
Lucknow: Players from all over the country are the new energy of India in the Khelo India University Games. By successfully completing all these programs under the guidance of PM Modi, not only is the state furthering the sports activities within Uttar Pradesh, but these players coming from all over the country will get an opportunity to see Uttar Pradesh at different places.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said this on the occasion of inauguration of Khelo India University Games organized at BBD Stadium in Lucknow. He also welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi who connected through video conferencing from Delhi on the occasion. He said that on this occasion, this youth power of the country is eager for your guidance on the occasion of inauguration of Khelo India University Games in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Congratulations to you on behalf of this youth power.
Sports activities reaching every village of UP
Expressing gratitude to PM Modi for being given the responsibility of hosting the third edition of Khelo India University Games, CM Yogi said that under your leadership, be it the Khelo India Khelo program or the Fit India Movement, the Sansad Khel Pratyogita or the Khelo India University Games. Sports activities have reached every village. Every youth and person of all ages takes pride in being associated with these activities. By staying healthy, he not only contributes in realizing the concept of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, but also works to connect with your resolution of a prosperous India.
Due to your inspiration, sports activities have increased rapidly in Uttar Pradesh, the state with the largest population of the country. Today, the process of construction of a stadium in every district, the process of construction of mini stadium at every block level, playground programs in every gram panchayat and sports kit to Yuvak Mangal Dal and Mahila Mangal Dal in every revenue village. The work of furthering the activities of Players are getting wings in the services of the state
On the occasion of inauguration of Khelo India University Games, CM Yogi said that this program, which will run till June 3, will be organized in 4 different metros within the state with 21 sports disciplines, more than 4700 players. Of these, 2 games will be organized in Varanasi, 12 in Lucknow, 5 in Gautam Buddha Nagar, one in Gorakhpur and one in Delhi. Uttar Pradesh has done the work of honoring the players of India who participated in Olympics and Paralympics and won medals. This was only a medium to take forward the PM’s concept of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. Whoever the player is, he plays with dedication for the country.
Today, the state has also made arrangements for 2 percent reservation for its players for appointment in the services of the government within the state, in which the process of appointing about 500 players is in vogue and very soon they will participate in various competitions, Olympics, Asiad, Commonwealth and International competitions.
The sportspersons who have received medals are going to get opportunities in various services of the state government.
PM Modi increased the pride of every Indian
Congratulating PM Modi on his successful 6-nation tour, CM Yogi said that in these 6 days, we all have felt the power and potential of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. For the first time, the Prime Minister of a sovereign prosperous nation greets the Prime Minister of another country by touching his feet, this has been seen for the first time in the history of the world. The whole world saw this scene. Every Indian is feeling proud on receiving the highest honor from Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Every Indian feels proud when the Prime Minister of India is honored by the Prime Minister of Australia through a comment like Modi is the Boss. Indians also saw the day when the President of America said that Modi ji would like to take your autograph, then every Indian felt the popularity of Prime Minister Modi and the new strength of India under his leadership.
On this occasion, Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India, was present through video conferencing. On the other hand, State Government Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak, Union Minister of State for Home, Sports and Youth Welfare Nisith Pramanik, UP Sports Minister Girish Chandra Yadav and many state government ministers, officials along with players and supporting staff from 207 universities were present.
On the occasion of the inauguration of Khelo India University Games, Anurag Thakur, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India, in his welcome speech thanked PM Modi and CM Yogi for organizing these games. Anurag Thakur said that it was the vision of PM Modi who envisioned the Khelo India Youth Games, University Games, Winter Games and started the Khelo India campaign. Today we can say that the largest ever multisports event in the world is the Khelo India University Games and the Khelo India campaign. Today, people from all over the world come from many countries to see and understand it. At the same time, he also thanked CM Yogi for the grand event of these games going to be held in Uttar Pradesh. He said that after coming from the Olympics, when the PM
UP had boosted the morale of the sportspersons, then Uttar Pradesh was the only state in the country which invited all the sportspersons of the country and also honored them and increased their respect. The mascot of the game, Jeetu, has also won everyone’s heart. We have sent a message to promote sports in every nook and corner of Uttar Pradesh through torch rally.
The country will get one thousand Khelo India centers before August 15
Anurag Thakur said that it was the vision of PM Modi who envisioned the Khelo India Youth Games, University Games, Winter Games and started the Khelo India campaign. Today we can say that the largest ever multisports event in the world is the Khelo India University Games and the Khelo India campaign. Today, people from all over the world come from many countries to see and understand it. Any player needs a coaching center, needs a coach or needs a competition, we have not kept any shortcoming in any of them. PM Modi first increased the sports budget from 874 crores to 2462 crores in a few years. Appointed hundreds of coaches. Not only this, now one thousand Khelo India centers are going to be found across the country, which will be built before August 15, 2023.
Today our players are participating in more than 300 events
Anurag Thakur said that today the third edition of Khelo India University Games is starting. Only 3 thousand players came in the first edition. This time, more than 4700 players are coming from maximum 21 sports and 208 universities, we have also achieved this big success. Like other subjects, sports have been given priority in the new education policy. Competition is so much that there is a record participation in Youth Games, Winter Games and now University Games.
Not only this, records have also been broken for breaking national records in every event and in this also the daughters of India have made the biggest contribution in this. Among them, all the players like Manu Bhaker, Aishwarya Pratap Tomar, Diya Chitale, Anshu Malik, Mehuli Ghosh are participating in it, who are also Olympians and have won medals for India in many international events. Earlier our players could participate in only 100 events in a year, today they are able to participate in more than 300 events. This has become possible when facilities have been made available. The work done by PM Modi to change the mindset is taking India towards becoming a sports superpower. Now players go to any big tournament thinking that there is something to do for India. Now there is no pressure on them, but there is a desire to do something. When he comes back, hardly any Prime Minister of the world would give him as much respect as you.