On May 5th, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launched the logo, mascot, jersey, and anthem of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2022. The launch program took place at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The KIUG is a multi-disciplinary sports event organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
KIUG 2022 schedule and opening ceremony details
The 3rd edition of KIUG is scheduled to take place from May 23 to June 3, 2022. The opening ceremony will be held on May 25th at the Babu Banarasi Das University in Lucknow. The KIUG aims to promote sports culture and identify sporting talent among university students across India.
Union Sports Minister’s statement at the launch program
Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, while addressing the gathering at the KIUG launch program, expressed his vision for the games. He said that the state of Uttar Pradesh, which was once known for riots, will now be known for hosting sporting events such as the KIUG. He also expressed his hope that medalists from the KIUG will win medals in rifle shooting, a sport in which India has a rich history of excellence.
In conclusion, the launch of the KIUG logo, mascot, jersey, and anthem by Yogi Adityanath and Anurag Singh Thakur is a significant step in promoting sports culture and identifying talent among university students in India. The KIUG 2022 schedule has been announced, and the opening ceremony will take place on May 25th, 2022, at the Babu Banarasi Das University in Lucknow.
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