Khelo India University Games Guwahati : 4544 athletes 20 Sports 18 Venues

Khelo India University Games Guwahati 2023 544 athletes competing in 20 Sports across 18 Venues from 17th February, 2024 to 29th February, 2024.

Anurag Singh Thakur, our Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, inaugurated the highly anticipated Khelo India University Games 2023 in Guwahati on 19th February, 2024.  The event received a boost with Prime Minister Narendra Modi sharing encouraging remarks.

Ashtalakshmi: Mascot of Khelo India University Games Guwahati

PM Modi highlighted the significance of the Games’ mascot, Ashtalakshmi, resembling a butterfly. He noted how it reflects the soaring aspirations of the North East, symbolizing newfound hope and opportunities.

Anurag Singh Thakur echoed sentiments of unity and passion, expressing hopes that the Khelo India University Games would ignite a flame of enthusiasm and togetherness across the nation.

PM Modi addressed the athletes participating in the Khelo India University Games across seven states in the Northeast. He emphasized the importance of playing with dedication and fearlessness, urging them to learn from every experience, win or lose.

Venues of  Khelo India University Games Guwahati

1Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati
2Nehru Stadium, GuwahatiGuwahati
3MaMaulana Md. Tayabullah Hockey Stadium, GuwahatiGuwahati
4Deshbhakta Tarum Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium, GuwahatiGuwahati
5Cachal Sports Complex, GuwahatiGuwahati
6Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor StadiumGuwahati
7Shooting RangeKahilipara, Guwahati
8Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, AizwalAizwal
9Indoor Stadium, NSRCC, Agartala
10Indoor Hall, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
11SAI Archery RangeNorth Eastern Hills University
12Indoor HallGangtok, Sikkim
13Indira Gandhi Indoor StadiumKohima, Nagaland

Sports in  Khelo India University Games Guwahati

15Table Tennis

Teams of Khelo India University Games Guwahati

Mangalore University
Shri Jagdisprashad Jhabarmal Tibrewal University
University of Kota
Chandigarh University
Goa Univerity
University of Madras
Lovely Professional University
Jain University
University of Rajasthan
SRM University
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 
ITM University
Punjab University
Maharshi Dayanand University

Nationwide Sports Initiatives

Prime Minister Modi lauded various sports initiatives across India, including the Khelo India Winter Games in Ladakh and the Khelo India Youth Games in Tamil Nadu. He commended state governments, particularly Assam, for their efforts in promoting sports and nurturing talent.

Changing Attitudes Towards Sports

The Prime Minister highlighted a positive shift in parental attitudes towards sports. He noted how parents now take pride in their children’s sporting achievements, emphasizing the importance of celebrating athletes’ successes.

PM Modi stressed the values instilled through sports, beyond mere physical fitness. He encouraged youth to embrace sports for the essential life skills they impart, such as leadership, teamwork, and resilience.

Exploring the Beauty of the North East

PM Modi encouraged athletes to explore the beauty of the North East beyond the sports arena. He suggested capturing memories and sharing experiences on social media, enhancing cultural engagement and appreciation.

Anurag Singh Thakur expressed excitement about the Games, expecting a grand showcase of talent from across the nation. He highlighted the incorporation of yoga and traditional sports into the event, promoting a holistic approach to fitness.

Conclusion: A Vision for a Unified India

The Khelo India University Games Guwahati 2023 will cover 544 athletes competing in 20 Sports across 18 Venues from 17th February, 2024 to 29th February, 2024.

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