Olympian shooter Manu Bhaker, sprinter Dutee Chand and swimmer Srihari Nataraj are among the huge names to characteristic within the Khelo India College Video games to be held in Bengaluru from April 24 to Could 3.
Apart from, the taking pictures duo of Divyansh Singh Panwar and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar may also be seen in motion on the occasion, the place two indigenous sports activities — Yogasana and Mallakhamb — will make their debut.
A complete of three,878 athletes from 189 universities throughout the nation will take part within the Video games, the place 20 disciplines will characteristic and a complete of 275 gold medals shall be up for grabs.
“Numerous members and the excessive stage of technical conduct of the Video games in state-of-the-art venues makes the Khelo India College Video games one of many largest College-level Video games within the nation,” Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur mentioned in a press briefing.
“I’m assured that these Video games will throw up many extra champions this yr.”
The minister additional mentioned that throughout the Video games NADA will run an consciousness marketing campaign on doping for the athletes.
“NADA goes utterly digital when it comes to all its Info, Training, Communication (IEC) and likewise testing the Video games app for paperless protocols by WADA.
“The athletes shall be given consciousness on doping by way of NADA to make sure that the Video games are clear and truthful.”
Thakur additionally knowledgeable that his ministry has sanctioned Rs 34.97 crore for the conduct of the Video games.
The primary version of KIUG was held in Bhubaneswar in February 2020, and noticed a complete participation of three,182 athletes, throughout 158 universities and faculties from all states.
Panjab College was the champion within the first version with a complete of 46 medals, together with 17 gold medals.