Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 22: The three days Jammu University Sports Fest-2019 commenced today at the University Sports Stadium after it was declared open by the chief guest Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor University of Jammu in an impressive, colourful and well attended function, here.
The chief guest unfurled the University Flag and declared the Fest open which was followed by an inspiring procession participated by one and all present on the occasion.
The players of the Gatka teams under the guidance of S. Amarjit Singh presented good performance, which was appreciated by all the guests and participants present on the occasion.
In Sports Fest – 2019, under the banner of Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, various games like Dangal, Kho-Kho, Volleyball, Kabaddi, Athletics, Gatka, Yoga and Boxing will be played, with an aim to provide platform to the rural/traditional games which could not be placed alongside other mainstream games due to lack of knowledge of game or lack of promotion.
The participants in these games will be the semi-finalist teams of the Inter-Collegiate tournaments 2019-20 from the affiliated Colleges and PG Departments of the University of Jammu.
Dr Daud Iqbal Baba, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu presented the formal welcome address and also briefed about the whole Festival.
Prof Jasbir Singh, guest of honour applauded the students, Directorate, Coaches and staff for their active participation in the games which are going to be played during the Sports Fest-2019.
Prominent among other present on the occasion were Prof Jasbir Singh, Dean Students Welfare; Prof Kulwant Singh, Controller of Examinations; Dr Neeraj Sharma (Special Secretary to the Vice Chancellor); Prof Parikshat Singh Manhas, Director, SHTM; Dr Rashid Manhas, Dr Vinay Thusoo, Media Advisor, Kuldeep Magotra, CEO VAJK, Vijay Magotra, General Secretary VAJK, S. Manmeet Singh, Chairman JKGA, S. Ravinder Singh, JKGA, , Capt R. Dubey, Romesh Sharma, Ramesh Magotra, Vikas Karlopia, Ravish Vaid, Raj Kumar Bakshi, Gagan Kumar, Jai Bharat, S. PD Singh, Vinod Sharma, Dr Noor ulAsrar Beg, S. Harinderpal Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Sanjay Verma and Physical Directors of the various colleges.
The formal proceedings of the event were conducted by Dr Komal Nagar, In-charge Assistant Director, Sports and Physical Education.