India’s Official Outfits for 2022 Asian Games Revealed

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) unveiled the official ceremonial dress and playing kit for the Indian contingent set to compete in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China (scheduled for September 23 to October 8). The ceremony, graced by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, IOA President PT Usha, and other officials, was a glittering send-off for the athletes.

The ceremonial dress, designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, features a khaki textured saree for women and a khaki kurta for men. It creatively combines Indian motifs and prints with traditional Indian silhouettes, representing India’s cultural diversity on the global stage. Sustainability is emphasized with the use of recycled fabrics.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur commented, “This uniform is more than just clothing; it symbolizes pride and identity for our athletes. It proudly represents India’s self-reliance and showcases our nation’s rich heritage and design excellence. I am confident that our team will not only embody the spirit of a young and new India but also deliver historic performances, returning with an impressive medal count. I urge the entire nation to rally behind our athletes and cheer them on.”

The playing kit, designed by Kashmiri designer Aaquib Wani (known for the Indian cricket team jersey), pays homage to India’s rich art forms, reflecting the nation’s unity in diversity.

Rowing, with 33 members, forms a significant unit alongside athletics. Additionally, a 15-member Esports team will make its official debut at the Asian Games.

IOA President Dr. PT Usha expressed her expectations for every member of the contingent to give their best efforts and bring honor to India. She stated, “We have eagerly awaited the 2022 Asian Games and are thrilled that India is sending its largest contingent ever, comprising 634 athletes. We firmly believe that this squad has the potential to secure India’s best-ever medal tally.”

“In the IOA, we have prioritized placing the athlete at the center of our focus, ensuring their well-being and support,” she added.

In the previous edition of the Asian Games in 2018, the Indian contingent secured an impressive 70 medals, including 16 gold. JSW Inspire, Reliance Foundation, Adani Sportsline, and Samsonite serve as principal sponsors, while Borosil, Skechers, Amul, SFA, Inox Group, and The Leela Palace Hotels and Resorts are associate sponsors and partners for Team India in the 2022 Asian Games.