Chandigarh: Lack of enthusiasm by the sports department of Punjab University saw no major celebration in the Premier institute on the region. More surprising was to know that the employees of sports department were unaware of the day.
In PU only the department of physical Education remembered the Hockey great. In memory of Dhyan Chand the department in collaboration with the hockey staff of the University organised two matches.
Punjab University has two sports department running from its campus. One department handles the affair of the university campus whereas the other sees sports activity in the colleges’ affiliated to the university. None of the department took pain to organise even a single event on the wake of National Sports Day. Even the dignitaries of the department were missing on the day.
“I didn’t know about the day but they should organise some events to celebrate it” said an employee. Another said that he had been in the department for last five years but he has never seen festive on the day. (Both employees asked to maintain anonymity)
“In my village they used to observe the day vigour but here it is totally different. I even forget about it” said Kushwinder Kaur, and athlete who was practicing in the ground.DP
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