LPU students won Six Medals for National Youth Games ‘Khelo India’ in Assam

Jalandhar: Proving their resolute will and excelling sportsmanship spirit within, 6 students of LPU have brought laurels to the university by exhibiting the best of sports skills at the third edition of ‘Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG)-2020’ in Guwahati (Assam). LPU students, Shiva Kumar won Gold Medal in 60kg Judo; 4 Silver Medal winners are Abhinav Panwar in 200m Race, Kandon Boi in 66kg Judo, Ritik in +100kg Judo, Rekha in 48kg Judo; and, Bronze Medal winner is Antim Yadav for 48kg Judo (M) competition.

Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), held annually in first months of the year, are the national level multidisciplinary grass-root games in India. The purpose of the games is to hunt grass-root talent. In this third edition of the games, many thousands of participants, athletes, support staff, technical officials and more are from all the 28 states and 9 union territories of India. In fact, as per the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeing fit-India, the Khelo India programme is to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level. It is built under a strong framework for all sports played in the country to establish India as a great sporting nation.

Extending congratulations to winner students, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal shared that all of these winners have ensured medals’ winning by practicing regularly under their mentors. They also made the best use of the top-notch facilities at internationally standardised Indoor Stadium at Shanti Devi Mittal Sports Complex of the University.”

The noteworthy part of this illustrious winning is that the LPU winners are not only from the physical education and sports departments but also belong to hard considered professional programmes like engineering, medical, technology and so. Prior to this, LPU Judo players had also exhibited excellent sports skills in England during “2019 Commonwealth Judo Championships”. There too Shiva Kumar had won Gold Medal. Expressing extreme joys, Gold winner Shiva shares: “I am much proud that I have won it especially for my State and the University on the national level. I am indebted to my coaches at LPU for training me tough to achieve big.”