Central government is going to start 1st Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020. The first edition of pan India Khelo India University Games will start from 22 February 2020 and will end at 1 March 2020. The event will be organized at KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. This event would be based on the lines of Khelo India School Games & Khelo India Youth Games. Check out the complete process of filling Khelo India University Games registration form, check schedule and games list.
For the previous few years, Bhubaneswar has been a popular venue for hosting big sporting events. This include events such as the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2019 and Hero Gold Cup 4-Nation Women’s Football tournament 2019. Odisha capital city is attracting big ticket events as it is one of the host cities for 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s Football World Cup and will now host 1st edition of the Khelo India University Games.
Various sporting events would be organized in KIUG 2020 for 9 days aiming to identify and nurture young talent.
1st Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020 Registration
Odisha is hosting the 1st edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020 to promote sports in students. The main tagline for KIUG 2020 is “Sports for Youth, Youth for Future” and is in convergence with Fit India and Khelo India initiatives. All the youths will get a platform to lead a healthy lifestyle and make career in sports. As soon as the Khelo India University Registration process will start, we will update it here.
Why Odisha is Hosting Khelo India Youth Games?
Odisha is already hosting various elite sports events for the last few years. These includes Asian Athletics Championships, Men’s Hockey World Cup, Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, FIH Series Finals and Hockey Olympic Qualifiers. Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020 will create multi-sport opportunity for participation of university athletes. Moreover, the candidates can test and compare their sporting talent level against the various competitors across India. The main objective is to create culture of sports in community, build the value of sports in the higher education sector and contribute to a healthy and FIT society.
The 1st Khelo India University Games (KIUG) is organized by the Odisha govt. in association with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Association of Indian Universities, National Sports Federation and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and other participating universities. KIUG first edition is focused on identification of talented athletes and nurture talent through guidance and developed infrastructure.
Participating Universities / Athletes in Khelo India University Games 2020
The 1st Khelo India University Games (KIUG-2020 Odisha) will comprise of 4,000 athletes from around 80-100 universities apart from technical and supporting staff.
Over the past few years, #Bhubaneswar has emerged as the sports capital of India hosting some big sporting events. The city is ready for another marquee sports event. The first edition of the Khelo India University Games will be held in the city next month.
— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) January 6, 2020
1st KIUG 2020 Odisha Games List
The KIUG 2020 Odisha will have 17 sports disciplines which are listed below:-
- Individual events
- Team Games
- Table Tennis
Various top athletes from various universities will participate in KIUG 2020 Games to be held in KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
Schedule / Venue – First KIUG 2020 Odisha
The First Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020 is going to be organized from 9 days i.e from 22 February 2020 to 1 March 2020. KIIT has already developed a sports environment which is comparable to international standards and gives a truly global experience to athletes at campus. Sports activity in KIIT is facilitated by KIIT Stadium, 12 sports complexes with state-of-the-art swimming pools, outdoor courts, multi-purpose halls, and indoor stadiums distributed in different campuses. The venue for Khelo India University Games 2020 is spread over an area of 29 acre.
KIIT Stadium has the capacity to hold day and night matches and is a regular venue for Ranji Trophy matches. Athletes will have access to all ultra-modern sports facilities and training equivalent to any national level sports hostel or sports training centre at the deemed university. Moreover, athletes will also have access to hostel, transport and medical facilities alongwith campus security and gymnasium. Athletes can even explore the cultural heritage of Odisha and visit tourist destination after their games. The central govt. is going to make arrangements for sightseeing.
Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020 Live Telecast
To make this KIUG 2020 games a success, govt. will take event to people via television, digital streaming and other mediums. Doordarshan is the official broadcaster of first Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020. The govt. wants to reach a large number of audience across the nation through live telecast of the games. The govt. even plans to live telecast KIUG 2020 through social platforms and YouTube channels.
Our Sports Odisha social handler collectively has subscribers base of around 6 lakh people. In addition to this, social campaigns of KIIT, SAI, and participating universities will significantly add traction for KIUG Odisha 2020. Furthermore, there would be a dedicated event page set up prior to the commencement of the games. It will provide schedules, event updates, photos and highlights of the games.
Benefits of Khelo India University Games Odisha 2020
The sports events and tournaments are for absolute fun with opportunities to develop sporting skills and relationships with others. The 1st Khelo India University Games Odisha 2020 will see a massive scale involvement of youth. The participants will demonstrate highest level of sportsmanship and return to their states as ambassadors for KIUG and Odisha. All the athletes who shines in these events will get a chance to raise their careers to next level by recognition and better access to guidance and training.
Odisha Hero Gold Cup 4-Nation Women’s Football Tournament
Odisha has received a provisional clearance to host FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2020. Now the young girls of India can take the sport of football with more zest and produce international women footballers. Before World Cup, Odisha govt. will start Women’s Football League with the format potentially expanding over the next 5 years to cover all youth football age categories. The Odisha govt. also plans to undertake other steps at the community level to encourage young girls to take up the sport.