Chandigarh, February 11, 2019: An intra-hostel Chess and Carrom Competition was held at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hall, Boys Hostel 4, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
The Competition was co-ordinated by Kapil Sharma and Gurinderjit Singh, Block Prefects of the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hall which received overwhelming response from the hostel residents.
Lauding the initiative, Dean Student Welfare, Prof. Emanual Nahar said that Sports play a great role in our life as it keeps us healthy and active. We can have a healthy mind only when we have a healthy body. Great achievements come our way when we maintain our physical and mental well-being and sports help us to maintain a good health and improve coordination and overall personality of an individual. It makes a person more active, attentive and enhances his mental and physical capabilities.
Prof. Nahar further said that as sports instill many values and virtues, every student should involve themselves in the sports activity even for a small time all through the day as it does not provide only physical strength however it increases mental power too.
After tough rounds of competition, Ravi Chand Sharma stood first in Chess competition, and Atul Kumar got second position. In Carrom (singles) competition Ishan Guleria (5/28) bagged first position and Rohit Kumar Chaurasiya (4/5) got second position. In Carrom (doubles) competition team of Ishan Guleria (5/28) and Shagun Nag (3/52) ranked first and team of Rohit Kumar Chaurasiya (4/5) and Vijay Kumar (4/24) were second.