Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, which will host the Khelo India University Games for the first time, has almost completed its preparations. The launch of the Games’ logo, mascot, and anthem may take place on May 5 at Lucknow’s Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, and the ten-day multisport event may begin on or around May 25. Once CM Yogi has given his approval, the dates can be announced.
It is noteworthy that Uttar Pradesh is going to host this biggest sporting event for the first time. CM Yogi has instructed the officials that no stone should be left unturned in the preparations for the event. Special care should be taken for the safety and convenience of women athletes in particular. After the Games, the players should have a favorable impression of UP when they return, the CM said.
The players’ accommodations, meals, and beverages have already been arranged, and the venues are quickly completing their setup. The dressing room now has everything from AC to sports equipment. Action has already been taken on the departments from which NOC is required. The work of choosing all the agencies involved in the event has also been finished, and now CM Yogi is likely to review the preparations for the entire event. The schedule will be finalized as soon as they get their approval.
Most of the events to be held in Lucknow
In four cities of Uttar Pradesh, the Khelo India University Games will be held. On top of that, Lucknow will host up to 12 sporting events at 8 different locations. Under this, archery competitions will be held at the BBD University Cricket Ground. Judo and Mallakhamb competitions will be held at BBD University Main Ground, while volleyball and fencing competitions will be organized at Ekana Sports City Indoor Hall.
Apart from this, badminton and table tennis will be held at the BBD Badminton Academy Indoor Hall, rugby and athletics at the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College Athletics Ground, while the same venue’s hockey ground will host hockey, and football will be played at the football ground.
However, women’s football will be organized at Ekana Sports City’s football field. Here on the tennis court, tennis events will take place.
Water sports to be held in Gorakhpur
After Lucknow, most events will be held in Gautam Budh Nagar. A total of five sports events will be organized here at three venues. The SVSP Sports Complex will host the swimming events, while the Kabaddi and boxing competitions will take place in the facility’s indoor hall. Basketball and weightlifting will be organized in the indoor hall of Gautam Buddha Nagar University.
Similar to this, events for two sports (yogasana and wrestling) will take place in Varanasi at the indoor IIT BHU hall. On the other hand, there will be a rowing competition at the Water Sports Complex in Gorakhpur. Rowing competition has been included in these games for the first time. Apart from this, the shooting events will be organized in Delhi.
The schedule is as follows:
Regarding the schedule, the competition will begin on the first day with sports such as Rugby (3 days), Badminton (5 days), Kabaddi (5 days), Basketball (4 days), and Volleyball (4 days). After this, Yogasan (3 days) and shooting (7 days) will start on the second day. On the third day, the events of Rowing (3 days), Judo (4 days), Hockey (7 days), and Swimming (4 days) will start. Tennis (7 days) will be organized from the 5th day, while Archery (5 days), Boxing (5 days) and Weightlifting (5 days) will be organized on the 7th day and Wrestling (4 days), Mallakhamb (4 days), Fencing (4 days) and Table Tennis (4 days) on the 8th day. Athletics (3 days) events will start on the ninth day. Men’s and women’s football competitions will both take place every day.
Facts and figures
4705 athletes will participate
941 support staff will also be present
1500 volunteers will provide services
200 universities will be involved
21 sports events will be organized
Events will be held in 04 cities of UP
01 event will also be held in Delhi
Events will be held at 15 venues