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In the evening, PM Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the first-ever Khelo India University Games which are being organised in Odisha. Modi will address the opening ceremony of the games via video-conferencing, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Friday. Also Read - 'Suspending MPLADS Will Cause Delays in Devolution of Funds,' Shashi Tharoor Writes to PM Modi
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The games will be held from February 22-March 1 in Bhubaneswar.
It will be the largest-ever university level sports competition in India with about 3,500 participants from over 150 universities across the country, the PMO statement said.
A total of 17 sporting disciplines — archery, athletics, boxing, fencing, judo, swimming, weightlifting, wrestling, badminton, basketball, football, hockey, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, rugby and kabaddi — are being organised.
The Khelo India programme, a brainchild of Prime Minister Modi, was introduced to inculcate a sports culture at the grassroots level by building a strong framework for all sports played in the country and establish India as a great sporting nation, the statement said.