SRINAGAR: A two-day inter college athletic meet, organised by Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Kashmir, started here at varsity ground on Tuesday.
Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir, Prof Talat Ahmad who was the chief guest on the occasion, officially declared open the annual athletic meet.
Prof Talat expressed his thrill over the huge participation of students from different colleges across the valley, in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, VC said there is a dire need of good teams for participating in all sports categories and stressed that participation in sports is important than winning and losing.
He assured that KU would look into the demand of synthetic turf for university ground and provide all the facilities to the athletes so that they bring laurels to the university and the state.
Director Physical Education KU, Dr Nisar Khan in his welcome address said the meet is a regular feature of Directorate.
“Annual athletic meet has been revived after a long time and now it is being conducted regularly from last three years,” he said.
He said a total of 25 colleges having more than 200 athletes across the valley are participating in the event this year and the inter college event will culminate into inter university event.
Inter college athletic meet comprises 18 events out of which 9 belong to men section and 9 to women section. Best performers are sent to All India Athletic Championship which will be conducted at Manglore University this year.
Four events took place in the meet including track race of 100 metres men, 200 metres men and 400 metres women along with shotput men, a KU statement issued here said.