Karnataka to host Khelo India University Games 2021
We have to play international sports and we have toplay our traditional indigenous sports, he added.Rijiju said the state will have many facilities similarto the Sports Authority of India facility in Bengaluru.Yediyurappa said about 150 universities are likely toparticipate in the event.The sports meet will be organised at the KanteeravaStadium and hockey matches will be organised at the GeneralCariappa Hockey Stadium.
''We have decided that the second edition of Khelo IndiaUniversity Games will be given to Karnataka and the universityis Jain University,'' he said, in the presence of Yediyurappaand state Youth Empowerment and Sports Minister K C NarayanaGowda.
The union minister said he was confident that the JainUniversity would organise one of the best university games inthe country's history.
It would be held in partnership with Association ofIndian Universities (AIU).
With the inclusion of these disciplines, the athleteparticipation figure is expected to cross 4000, this year.
Rijiju underlined that a large and young country likeIndia with the highest number of young people in the worldmust be in the top rank in the Olympics in the future.
''India cannot afford to be satisfied with one or twomedals. We Indians have talents, Indians have all thepotential but unfortunately we could not focus, we lackedvision in the past,'' he pointed out.
''We are going to provide lots of funding of indigenoussports. We have to play international sports and we have toplay our traditional indigenous sports,'' he added.
Yediyurappa said about 150 universities are likely toparticipate in the event.
The sports meet will be organised at the KanteeravaStadium and hockey matches will be organised at the GeneralCariappa Hockey Stadium. All the arrangements will be borne bythe state government and the university, the Chief Ministersaid.PTI GMS SSCVS VS
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