Inter College Sports Meet and Youth Festival gets underway at Nauni varsity
Author(s): City Air NewsThe 4th Annual Inter College Sports Meet and Youth Festival got underway today at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni. Aimed at the overall development of students, the four-day...
The 4th Annual Inter College Sports Meet and Youth Festival got underway today at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni. Aimed at the overall development of students, the four-day extravaganza is seeing the participation of the three constituent colleges of the University- College of Horticulture and College of Forestry from the main campus at Nauni and College of Horticulture and Forestry, Neri.
UHF Vice-Chancellor Dr HC Sharma was the Chief Guest for the inaugural function. Addressing the participants, Dr Sharma stressed on the need for every student to take part in extracurricular activities along with studies.
“Sports and other extra-curricular activities are an integral part of the university curriculum and help in the overall personality development of students which was necessary for succeeding in life. Sports play an important role in inculcating discipline and improving endurance,” said Dr Sharma.
He added that the university has taken several steps like the construction of pavilion block and new running track at the University’s Major Dhyan Chand Sports Stadium, new synthetic badminton court, kabaddi mats and volleyball courts in every hostel to encourage students to excel in sports.
In his address Dr Kulwant Rai Sharma, Students’ Welfare Officer stressed on the need to uphold the sportsman spirit in all competitions. He informed that the university has instituted Dr Puran Anand Adhlakha award for Best Male and Female Athlete. Dr Adhlakha was the first principal of the College of Agriculture, Solan.
During the next three days, the students will be participating in both track and field events. In track events, boys and girls from the three colleges will participate in 100, 200, 400 and 800, 1500, 3000, 10000 meters races and team events like 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meters relay. Shotput, Javelin, Discus throw, long jump, high jump and triple jumps will make the field events. In addition, teams will also compete in Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Kabaddi, Badminton and Table tennis.
Competitions in the Youth Festival were also held at the university on Wednesday. The events for the festival are taking place in five categories- Music, Dance, Literary, Theatre and Fine Arts. Students are displaying their skills in events like group dance and song, elocution, debate and extempore, one-act play, skit, mime, mono acting, poster and rangoli making etc.
Results (Day 1)
The sports meet got underway with the Volleyball (girls) match between College of Horticulture and College of Forestry, which the former won in two sets. In football, College of Forestry completely outclassed College of Horticulture and Forestry, Neri with the final scoreline reading 5-1 in favour of the former. Shiva from College of Horticulture stood first in the 200 meters race (boys) while Abhay and Maheswar from the College of Forestry came second and third respectively. Kritika Saklani and Sandhya Thakur secured the first two spots for College of Horticulture and Forestry, Neri in 200 meters (girls). Lalrinzuali from the College of Forestry stood third in the event.