1st State Universities Sports Championship integrated
JAMMU: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the “1st State Universities Sports Championship” at the University of Jammu here on Monday.
Governor, as Chancellor of Central, State and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has been urging the Vice Chancellors to devote high attention to enabling the maximum number of their students to participate in games and sports. In this context Governor had a Resolution passed in the University Council of Jammu University for it to commence the pioneering role of co-ordinating Inter University Sports in the whole state and that this role could later rotate to other Universities, once the inter-university games get established.
A the inaugural function there were over 700 sportsperson from 12 institutions viz the Central Universities of Kashmir and Jammu, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Islamic Universitiy of Science and Technology, University of Kashmir, Sher-e-Kashmir Universities of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir and Jammu, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Jammu, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, National Institute of Technology- Srinagar and University of Jammu. Teams from all these institutions are participating in the 7 day Inter-Varsity Sports Championships. Governor inaugurated the Championship by unfurling the Championship Flag followed by a March Past by the 12 participating contingents.
In this 7 day event the participating men and women teams will compete in 6 sports including Cricket, Volley ball, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, and Football.Emphasising the importance of extra-curricular activities for the balanced growth of students.
Governor advised the VC Prof. R.D. Sharma to ensure that teams from the recently established two Cluster Universities were also invited and also ensure participation of sportsperson from Leh and Kargil districts during next year’s Championship. .
Governor announced a grant of Rs. 1 lakh to the Jammu University for hosting this sports meet and the Governor’s Trophy to be awarded to the over-all winner of the Championship. He advised the VC to give attractive prizes to the winners and noted that for future Championships a suitably large corpus fund would be created for organizing the annual Championship in consultation with the Vice Chancellors of all the Universities.
The Welcome Address was presented by Prof. R.D. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu, and the Vote of Thanks was given by Prof. Keshav Sharma