Bengaluru: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports team visited JAIN Global Campus and JAIN Sports School last week to review the preparedness of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2022.

The teams met the competition managers and discussed the preparedness of the event in presence of Rohit Bhardwaj, Secretary- SAI. The tentative dates for the second edition of KIUG were also announced at the meeting which is scheduled to be held from April 24 to May 3.

The hour-long meetings focused on the readiness of the grounds, equipment, and a special session with the competition managers regarding the participants, number of games, live telecasts, age cut-offs, and any other challenges faced by them.

Thorough discussion regarding the local transportation of the participants, the requirement of Green-Corridor by the state government, were among the topics discussed as part of the agenda.

Other discussions took place around the inclusion of facilities at the sports stadiums, equipment for the inaugural event, invitations to the Prime Minister and other dignitaries.

The flow of events, pros and cons of the earmarked grounds, following COVID 19 protocols for the events, were some of the other topics discussed at length.

Speaking at the discussion session, Sujata Chaturvedi, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt of India said, “KIUG is designed to encourage the Indian youth to participate in the sports and showcase their talent to the world. We must work together to make sure the arrangements are safe and favourable for the participants to ensure smooth execution of the KIUG 2022.”

“For KIUG 2022, our key focus is adherence to the global standards of sports, maintaining a highly professional approach, fair play, and readiness for a smooth execution for this massive sporting event,” said Rohit Bhardwaj, Secretary- SAI.

“We are closely monitoring the progress with the JAIN Group and working together towards the same goal. So far the planning and executions are as per the speculated timeline, we have discussed a few points today and we are extending our complete support to the team for hassle-free execution of the event plans on time,” he added.

Delighted and excited about the visit, Dr Chenraj Roychand, Chancellor, JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University) said, “As the official hosts of KIUG, we reiterate our commitment to make this distinguished event a grand success and continue to uphold our core values of nurturing sports talent in the country.”

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