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Khelo India University Games Uttar Pradesh 2022’s official logo, Mascot, Torch, Anthem & Jersey launched

New Delhi: The official logo, Mascot, Torch, Anthem and Jersey for Khelo India University Games Uttar Pradesh 2022’s has been launched in Lucknow.

Speaking on the occasion Anurag Singh Thakur said, “University athletes participating in these games will know that sports itself is a great pathway to learning the hardest lessons of life. The Khelo India platform is about building excellence in sports and building disciplined, dedicated and focused youth in the nation’s service.”

Addressing the gathering Chief Mnister Yogi Adityanath said, “I welcome all participating athletes, coaches. officials and support staff to the 3rd Khelo India University Games Uttar Pradesh 2022 and wish them a pleasant stay in the state. I am confident that our team will ensure the best conditions, sporting facilities and infrastructure in order to make this event a memorable one. Khelega India, Badhega India.”

“The synergy in the sports ecosystem that has been created through these competitions and various schemes, have indeed helped our athletes to progress easily from one level of competition to the other,” he added.

Inspired by the ideology of Kaushal, Neeti and Dhairya, the games will officially begin from 25 May to 3 June 2023 in various cities of Uttar Pradesh.

Chief Minister also flagged off four Torch Relays which will criss-cross the western, eastern, central, and Bundelkhand regions in over the next 20-days.

The Logo

The official logo of the Khelo India University Games 2022 Uttar Pradesh represents the rich heritage of Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state. The logo is a representation of the state’s rich traditional and historical legacy which has been the foundation for its development in all aspects viz; education, infrastructure and sports.

The Mascot

Jitu, the mascot represents the Barasingha, an incredible mammal that boasts of a powerful build and remarkable speed, demonstrating Kaushal, Neeti and Dhairya in its very essence and is the embodiment of grace and subtlety that truly represents the spirit of Khelo India University Games, Uttar Pradesh and showcases the strength and abundance of Uttar Pradesh’s cultural heritage.

As the official mascot for the Khelo India University Games, Jitu will serve as a source of excitement, fostering fan engagement and building team spirit throughout the tournament.

The Torch

‘Shakti’, the official torch of the Khelo India University Games, Uttar Pradesh is a symbol of not only its heritage and the spirit it embodies but also a living entity that is brimming with energy. The river Ganga is etched on ‘Shakti’ to inspire every athlete to keep moving forward towards their ultimate goal, and the upward-pointing, future-facing arrow celebrates the glorious past and the future of Uttar Pradesh. Shakti is also blessed with the peacock feather and lotus petals at the origin of light, to manifest its calm energy that can move mountains and is a powerful source of inspiration and motivation.

The Games

The 12-day-long KIUG UP 2022 will be held in the cities of Varanasi, Noida and Gorakhpur, besides the state capital of Lucknow with Delhi’s Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range hosting the Shooting competition. The Kabaddi competition begins in Noida on May 23, 2023 while a few others begin at the various venues on May 24, 2023, as well.

More than 4000 athletes from 200 Indian universities will compete in 21 sporting disciplines at the games which are officially scheduled from May 25-Jun 03, 2023. The opening ceremony is slated for May 25, 2023 in Lucknow. The games will exemplify the finest sporting spirit, raising the bar of excellence and for the honour of competing, playing and winning at the highest levels of true sportsmanship, guts and glory.

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