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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 1:31 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 1:31 AM (IST)

Students vie for honours

Our Sports Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 13

A large number of students, representing four constituent colleges namely College of Agriculture (COA), College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (COAE&T), College of Basic Sciences and Humanities (COBS&H) and College of Home Science (COHS) besides those from the Institutes of Agriculture (IOA), Gurdaspur and Bathinda, took part in various track and field events in the 52nd annual athletics meet of the Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Deans, directors, head of the departments, faculty, staff and students, attended the inaugural function. Lata Mahajan Chinnan, former international hockey player (member of Indian hockey team for the World Cup at France in 1974) and the PAU alumni unfurled the flag and released balloons to mark the inauguration of the meet.

She was accompanied by her husband Manjeet Chinnan, Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia, USA and PAU alumnus and her family members. AS Nanda, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, and Dr Ramesh Kanwar, Vice-Chancellor, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, were the guests of honour.

The chief guest said sports provide additional opportunities. “Winning and losing are part of life,” she said, urging the youth to acquire good education, learn life skills, work hard and never give-up.

In her address, Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, Director Students’ Welfare, PAU, said sports and games play an integral part in developing the all-round personality of students by inculcating in them the spirit of sportsmanship, self-confidence and upbeat energies.


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