The first-ever Khelo India University Games (KIUG) will take off in Odhisha with a mega launch event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the multi-disciplinary sporting event through a video conference and it will be attended by several dignitaries and sportspersons. Around 3400 athletes from 159 universities across the country will battle it out in 17 disciplines, including rugby which is among the six-team events. Athletes are looking at the Khelo India University Games to make a mark not only for their institutions and themselves but also to catch the eye of talent scouts.
Talking about Volleyball, in the under 25 segment 191 players would take part in both men and women groups. In both categories 8 teams each would be competing against each other.