September 20, 2019 11:13 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Panjab University, Chandigarh in continuation to the celebration of MAKA Trophy, today organized a special function to honor the sports promoters who have contributed directly and indirectly for the promotion of University Sports on the occasion of International University Sports day.

The chief Guest of the function was Ms. Karnam Malleswari first Indian Women who got bronze medal in Olympic Games.

Ms. Malleswari who is a recipient of Padma Shree, Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (highest sports award in the field of sports) and Arjuna Award, in her address emphasised the importance of University Sports for the promotion of Indian Sports. She appreciated the efforts of PU VC in motivating the Principals, Teachers and Coaches working in the affiliated colleges of Panjab University, Chandigarh for creating sports culture in their respective premsies and promised in providing all kind of support. She remembered fondly about her affiliations with the State of Punjab.

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, PU informed about the steps being taken to have Memorandum of Understanding between Universities, Colleges, Sports Department of Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana. He also informed that various foreign Universities have shown keen interest to sign the MoU with PU especially in the field of sports.

Prof. Parminder Singh, Director of Sports, informed that PU won this prestigious trophy after a gap of 14 years with their continuous efforts in collaboration of affiliated colleges of Panjab University. Since the inception of this trophy, PU won the MAKA trophy 14 times. He expressed his sincere gratitude to all the Principals of affiliated colleges, technical and ground support provide by Phy. Edu. personnels of PU and also appreciated the support provided by various National, State Sports Federation and Chandigarh Sports Department in achieving the MAKA Trophy.

The other dignitaries present during the function included S. Tejdeep Singh Saini, Director, UT Sports Department, Former Vice Chancellor, Panjab University Prof. R.C Sobti (Padmashree), Prof. K.N Pathak, Former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Shankar Ji Jha, Dean University Instructions, Dr. Parvinder Singh, Controller of Examination, Prof. Sanjay Kaushik, Dean College Development Council, Prof. Naval Kishore, Prof. Navdeep Goel, PU Fellow, Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean Student Welfare, Prof. Neena Capalash, Dean Student Welfare(W), more than 60 principals and more than 200 Phy. Edu. Teachers of affiliated colleges of PU, President, Secretary and Coaches of various National and State Sports Federations.

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