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Anurag Thakur launches logo, mascot of Khelo India University Games 2022

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Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur launched the Logo, jersey, mascot, torch and anthem of the Khelo India University Games 2022 (KIUG 2022) in Lucknow today. The 3rd edition of the Khelo India University Games will take place from May 23 to June 3. The opening ceremony is scheduled for May 25 at the Babu Banarasi Das University in Lucknow.
 
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik and Sports Minister of Uttar Pradesh Girish Chandra Yadav were present at the launch ceremony along with other dignitaries. The upcoming edition of the KIUG is expected to have participation of more than 4700 athletes from more than 200 universities across the country, with total participation reaching to over 7000.
 
The number of sports disciplines to feature in this edition is 21, which is also the highest ever in the history of the University Games. Rowing, too, is being introduced for the first-time ever.

The Games will be held in Varanasi, Noida and Gorakhpur, besides the state capital of Lucknow. The Shooting competition will be organized in New Delhi at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. For the First time, water sports such as Rowing will be a part of the Khelo India University Games.
 
Two indigenous Sports Disciplines namely Mallakhamb and Yogasana, were part of the last edition of the Khelo India University Games held in Karnataka and will also be part of this edition. The Games will also be live telecast on DD Sports and OTT platforms.

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