Uttar Pradesh to host 2023 – 24 Khelo India University Games

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  • Uttar Pradesh government to host Khelo India National University Games in 2023-2024 in four cities. Khelo India National University Games will be conducted in four cities of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, and Noida.
  • According to Navneet Sehgal, additional chief secretary, sports, around 4,500 athletes, representing 150 universities across the country will be vying for top honours in 20 disciplines, including rowing, basketball, judo, kabaddi, wrestling, swimming, boxing, etc.
  • After Odisha and Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh has got the opportunity to host the National University Games for the first time.
  • As per the decisions made during a meeting of Khelo India representatives and UP government officials, disciplines like kabaddi, judo, archery, and fencing will be organised in Noida, whereas Gorakhpur is earmarked for rowing.
  • Events of wrestling, malkham and yoga will be held in Varanasi, whereas the rest of the events will take place in Lucknow.

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