Jammu: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the All India Inter University Roll Ball (M&W) Tournament at the University of Jammu. This Tournament has been organized by the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education of the University. 47 teams, comprising 23 Women and 24 Men teams from all over India, are participating in this 5 day Tournament.
Welcoming the participating teams, Governor observed that sports are extremely important for students, for their balanced personality development, and urged all students to take interest in sports.
Governor expressed concern that not enough is being done to promote the sporting culture and extra-curricular activities in our schools, colleges and universities and urged that all educational institutions must develop sports infrastructure to encourage and enable students to play games. He observed that indoor games can be played by students at their convenience, in early morning or late evening. He suggested to Prof. R.D Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Jammu University, to utilize the available financial resources for developing adequate sports infrastructure and facilities in the University which could be available to the students at any time of their liking.
The Tournament started with unfurling of the Flag followed by the March Past by the participating teams.
Students of Institute of Music and Fine Arts, University of Jammu, sung two very well composed group songs on the occasion.
Prof. R.D. Sharma. Vice Chancellor of the University presented the Welcome Address while Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar gave the Vote of Thanks. Dr. A.S. Jasrotia, Director Sports highlighted the features of this Tournament.