Cuttack: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the first-ever Khelo India College Video games on the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium right here on Saturday.
As many as 3400 athletes from 159 universities throughout the nation will vie for high honours throughout 17 disciplines, together with rugby which is among the many six-team occasions.
The PM launched the multi-disciplinary sporting occasion by means of a video convention facility.
He known as it a historic second for Indian sports activities.
“It marks the next step in the country’s sporting revolution,” PM Modi stated in his tackle.
“A new history has been made in Odisha today. This is not only a historic moment in Indian sports but also a big step for the future of Indian sports,” he added.
Khelo India College Video games, an important effort to advertise sports activities and health amongst youth. https://t.co/dYLN6qiaol
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 22, 2020
Current on the event, amongst others, had been Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju and Dharmendra Pradhan, who holds the petroleum and pure fuel portfolio within the union cupboard amongst others.
Ace sprinter Dutee Chand, who’s a pupil of KIIT, the host college, was additionally part of the occasion.
Apart from Dutee, there are different proficient athletes like Mangalore College’s triple jumper Jay Shah, his team-mate long-distance runner Narendra Pratap Singh, Pune College’s long-distance runner Komal Jagadale and Acharya Nagarjuna College’s sprinter Yarraji Jyothi, who can elevate the standard of the competitors in observe and area sport.