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Khelo India University Games: Punjab University became champion, including 26 gold…


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Panjab University, Chandigarh (PUC) on Saturday won the overall title of Khelo India University Games after a gap of one season. The closing ceremony in Varanasi was attended by Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister of State Nishith Pramanik. On the other hand, Amritsar’s Guru Nanak Dev University was left behind after being wiped out in fencing on the last day. Panjab University, Chandigarh won this overall trophy in 2020, then in 2021 these games could not be organized due to Corona. Last year Jain University, Karnataka became the champion.

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National Games winner Yash Ghangas was the star player of the last day. He won a gold medal for Chaudhary Bansi Lal University (CBLU) in Judo in men’s 100 plus kg in Lucknow.

Mumbai University (Women’s Judo 78 plus kg) won the gold. Apart from this, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) won the Gold Medal in Men’s Group Traditional Yogasana in Varanasi. Chandigarh University (CU) and Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) Rohtak won two gold medals in weightlifting in Greater Noida.

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Chandigarh’s Panjab University topped the table by winning a total of 69 medals including 26 gold, 17 silver, 26 bronze. Guru Nanak Dev University came third with 24 gold and last year’s winner Jain University of Karnataka with 16 gold.

Khelo India campaign a revolution: Anurag

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that the Khelo India campaign has taken the form of a revolution as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Khelo India Games is organized in the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ where athletes from diverse backgrounds participate and share their diversity on one platform. It is concerned with sporting excellence and building disciplined, dedicated and duty-oriented youth in the service of the nation. Khelo India University Games has become the biggest platform for talent identification within the country.

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On behalf of the people of the state, I congratulate and best wishes to all the players who participated in the Khelo India University Games Uttar Pradesh and won medals. Yogi Adityanath, CM, Uttar Pradesh

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