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Khelo India University Games 2021 declared open by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

A glitzy start to the Khelo India University Games 2021 took place at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru in the presence of Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu.

A captivating light and sound show along with some breathtaking performance depicting Karnataka’s cultural heritage were displayed at the opening ceremony of Khelo India University Games 2021. The Games were declared open by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. “I appeal to all youngsters across the country to make sports a part of their lives so that you can lead a meaningful life,” Naidu said.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi shared a special message  virtually during the inaugural ceremony. The Prime Minister said, “Holding of the Khelo India University Games in Bengaluru will add to the energy of this beautiful city.” He underlined the importance of team spirit, holistic approach and 100 percent dedication as the mantras for success. 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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