Excelsior Sports Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Sept 14: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan today inaugurated the 5th Edition of State Level Inter Collegiate Governor’s Silver Rolling Volleyball Championship at Government Degree College, here today.
Advisor called upon the students to face the challenges of the life in sportsmen spirit and become perfect gentlemen. He said that it is playing that matters and not winning or losing.
The Advisor to Governor, who is also an alumni of the College, greatly appreciated the management of the institution in organizing such a mega event. “We are entering into a new era of progress and the fruits of development will reach the last man in the new set up” he said while highlighting the importance of sports in the course of progress.
Replying to queries of media present in large strength, the former top cop said that ‘we have achieved our goal of maintaining peace in the valley where the Security Forces neither fired a single bullet nor any tear gas shell.’
He also witnessed an exhibition match between Govt. Degree College Udhampur and Govt. Degree College Poonch which was won by the former.
The latest issue of College newsletter was also was also released by the Advisor.
Earlier, the Advisor to Governor was received formally by Principal of the College Dr. Nutan Kumar Resutra along with senior staff of the College. He was presented with ‘Samman Guard’ by smartly clad cadets of infantry and navy units.
A cultural program was also presented by the College students.
District Development Commissioner Udhmapur Dr. Piyush Singla, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range Sujit Kumar Singh, Additional SP Udhampur, Rajinder Katoch, Commanding Officer 137 Bn. CRPF, M. Khalid Khan, Commanding Officer 187 Bn. CRPF, R.B Gupta Chief Patron Jammu Volleyball Association, Raj Daluja, and other prominent citizens were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the Programme commenced with unfurling of Championship Flag and an impressive march past by participating teams both boys and girls representing various Colleges. The march past was followed by the formal welcome address by College Principal Dr. Nutan Kumar Resutra.
In his address the Principal elaborated upon the 5 year track of Governor’s Silver Rolling Trophy Inter-College Volleyball Championship and also achievements of the College in various fields. Female Veteran Players Kamla Devi, Champa Devi and Vishno, who not only laid the foundation of Volleyball but also nurtured this game, were honored at the event.
Farooq Khan also laid foundation stone of College Museum and inaugurated the Business Incubation Centre on this occasion.
Former Principals, Prominent citizens, veteran players and Senior Faculty of the College were felicitated by the Chief Guest.
Former MLAs Balwant Singh Mankotia, Pawan Gupta, Dina Nath Bhagat, Krishan Bhagat, Principals from Different Colleges, various members of civil society, staff and students of the host college were also were present.