Fatehgarh Sahib:Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised its fourth annual athletic meet. The meet began with university Chancellor Dr Zora Singh hoisting the university flag and flying colourful balloons. He inspired the students by emphasising that participation was more important in sports than victory or defeat.
Arjuna awardee weightlifter and coach Paramjit Sharma from Punjabi University, Patiala, joined as chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. While motivating the youths about games, he said, “Our youths have good sports talent. They only need proper guidance and direction.” He exhorted them to play games and make games regular part of their life and keep away from all kinds of drugs. Ushakiran Sharma was the special guest on this occasion.
During the athletic meet, individual and team competitions among students of various university faculties were held. These competitions included races of 400 metres, 200 metres, 100 metres, shotput, javelin, basketball, badminton, table tennis, football, discus throw and long jump.
Ravinder Singh (Faculty of Education) was declared the best athlete among boys and Kanwaljeet Kaur (Faculty of Education) was declared the best athlete among girls. The Faculty of Education lifted the overall champions trophy.
University Vice-chancellor Dr Virinder Singh presided over the valedictory function and gave away the prizes to the winners. He appreciated the sports talent among the students. Director Dr Kulbhushan, Director Dr Surjit Patheja and a large number of students from different faculties were present.
In the girls category, 800 mtrs race: Kanwaljeet Kaur (1) and Amandeep Kaur (2) (both from Faculty of Education); long jump: Amulpreet Kaur (Faculty of Nursing)-1 and Amannpreet Kaur (Faculty of Education)-2; shotput: Parminder Kaur (1) and Kanwaljeet Kaur (2) (both from Faculty of Education).
In the boys category, 800 mtrs race: Ankush Rahar (Faculty of Ayurveda) 1 and Parkash Singh (Faculty of Management) 2; 400 mtrs. race: Ravinder Singh (Faculty of Education) 1 and Ankush Rahar (Faculty of Ayurveda) 2; 200 mtrs. race: Ravinder Singh (Faculty of Education) 1 and Bikramjit Singh (Faculty of Management) 2; discuss throw: Muddasar Shakeel (Faculty of Management) 1 and Gurkaran Singh (Faculty of Engineering) 2.