As India awaits Khelo India University Games 2021, sports enthusiasts will have the opportunity to witness the mega event live on DD starting from Sunday. Introduced in 2020, as part of Khelo India Games to revive sports culture in India, the second edition of Khelo India University Games is being held from April 24 to May 3, with the opening ceremony scheduled on Sunday and the closing ceremony on May 3. With the aim to build a strong framework for different sports in India, the event is a national level multi-sports annual event, wherein athletes from different sporting fields from across the country compete in different sporting events. It is the largest University level sports competition in the country intended to identify and train athletes in the age group 18 to 25 years for the Olympics and the Asian Games. In collaboration with the Sports Authority of India, DD Sports has made elaborate arrangements for comprehensive coverage of various games in this edition, wherein more than 3800 athletes from over 175 universities are expected to participate. Athletics, Volleyball, Swimming, Basketball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Kabaddi, Karate and Yogasana will be broadcast live on DD Sports, while Judo, Tennis, Mallakhambh, Archery, Fencing, Football, Table Tennis, Badminton, Hockey, Shooting and Boxing will be broadcast in recorded format. This edition of the Games is being conducted in 20 disciplines as opposed to 18 in the first edition, as two indigenous disciplines Yogasana and Mallakhambh have been introduced in this edition for the first time. Apart from the TV broadcast, to bring multiple games live to the viewers, 4 live streams of DD Sports will be available simultaneously on Prasar Bharati Sports YouTube channel. The broadcast will be interspersed with English and Hindi commentary and engaging graphics. The games will be broadcast on DD Sports from 9 AM to 6 PM everyday on live/deferred live basis. This will be followed by half-an-hour highlights/statistics based shows and another half-an-hour show on the young talents to watch out for. The daily highlights and important events will also be available on regional channels of Doordarshan. The opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast live on DD Sports and DD National.