The three days Jammu University Sports Fest-2019 commenced today at the University Sports Stadium after it was declared open by the Chief Guest on the occasion Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor University of Jammu in the presence of large number of gathering of players, officials, students of the University and people from the civil society. After unfurling of the University Flag and declaration of the Sports Fest-2019 open by the Vice Chancellor, the University Campus was mesmerized with an impressive procession in which all the participants and officials of the Sports Fest as well as invited guests also took part.
An spellbound performance was presented by the players of the Gatka teams under the guidance of S.Amarjit Singh, 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 shall be played. The main idea to promote these games is to provide a 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 affiliatedColleges and P.G 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. He also informed about the following events especially “Dangal” which shall take place till 24th of October, 2019. While speaking on the occasion Prof. Jasbir Singh – Guest of Honour applauded thestudents, Directorate, Coaches and staff for their active participation in the games which aregoing to be played during the Sports Fest-2019. He congratulated the participants andthe Directorate for the organization of this event and advised the participants to activelyparticipate in the Sports activities as it gives a way of life to live in the society.
Prominent among Prof. Jasbir Singh, Dean Students Welfare,Prof. Kulwant Singh - Controller of Examinations, Dr. Neeraj Sharma (Spl. Secy to the Vice Chancellor), Prof. Parikshat Singh Manhas – Director, SHTM, Dr. Rashid Manhas, Dr. Vinay Thusoo, Media Advisor, Sh. Kuldeep Magotra, CEO VAJK, Sh. Vijay Magotra, Gen Secy VAJK, S.Manmeet Singh, Chairman JKGA, S.Ravinder Singh, JKGA, , Capt.S. R. Dubey, Sh. Romesh Sharma, Sh. Ramesh Magotra, Mr. Vikas Karlopia, Mr. Ravish Vaid, Sh. Raj KumarBakshi, Sh. Gagan Kumar, Sh. Jai Bharat, S. P. D. Singh, Sh. Vinod SharmaDr. Noor ulAsrar Beg, S. Harinderpal Singh, Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, Mr. Sanjay Verma, , Physical Directors of the various colleges, sportspersons and members from the civil society also witnessed the inaugural of Sports Fest-2019.
The formal proceedings of the event were carried out by Dr. Komal Nagar, I/C Assistant Director, Sports and Physical Education.