If you have been following the Happenings page recently, you must have come across news regarding the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2023 which Lovely Professional University has been an integral part of. LPU, with a massive number of 165 students has participated in 14 games that lasted from 25th May 2023 to 3rd June 2023. The 10-day long event was held in the state of Uttar Pradesh in cities like Varanasi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, and Greater Noida and some events like shooting were held in New Delhi.
KIUG is a part of the Khelo India initiative by the Indian Government to allow students and young adults to indulge in sports and showcase their immense talents in front of the world. This promotion of young talent in sports has witnessed the participation of thousands of individuals across various universities across the nation inspiring others to be a part of the same. This year’s edition saw a massive participation of 4000 individuals across 200 universities all taking part in the under-27 category. The sports to be played in the tournament include Kabaddi, Rugby, Mallakhamb, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Football, Tennis, Rowing, Hockey, Shooting, Wrestling, Swimming, Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Badminton, Judo, Yogasana, Fencing, and Weightlifting.
The students of PU have bagged several medals at the event making us all proud with 25 total medals- 6 Gold, 10 Silver, and 9 Bronze! In this article, let’s highlight the contribution of the LPU Archery Recurve Men’s Team which went for a gold medal at KIUG performing exceptionally well showcasing unmatched skills with correct accuracy and precision along with teamwork and hard work. The arrows rose high enough for each one of us to witness and appreciate their efforts and dedication to ending up triumphant in the ocean of competitors. The team comprising four members, namely Aditya Choudhary, Jashandeep, Shrey Bhardwaj, and Ashish Tiwari have etched their names on the walls of the university in golden sparkling letters to cherish and remember their achievements along the way. Their victory shows the unparallel commitment of LPU towards becoming one of the leading sporting institutions in the nation and the world to provide them with all the possible opportunities to shine and glow like the stars they are!
We congratulate the boys wholeheartedly for their achievement and keep the same on top as an example for other students to come up and expand their hidden potential to be successful someday!