Maka Trophy result of student-player ‘s hardwork – Vice-Chancellor
Amritsar, December 1 (Punjab Post Bureau) – There was celebration atmosphere at Guru Nanak Dev University campus when the country’s coveted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy reached here after the gap of two years. The trophy was warmly received by players, coaches, principals of affiliated colleges, sports department of University and other officials in the presence of Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu Vice Chancellor, Prof. S.S Behl Dean Academics, Prof. Hardip Singh OSD to Vice Chancellor, Prof. Karanjeet Singh Kahlon Registrar, Prof. Anish Dua, Dean Student’s Welfare, Dr. Kanwar Mandeep Singh In-charge Sports Department of the University were present on this occasion. First Lady of the University, Prof. Shweta Shenoy, Head, MYAS-GNDU Department of Sports Sciences and Medicine of the University was especially present.
Honorable Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Singh Mann also congratulated Vice Chancellor and University fraternity for the winning of MAKA Trophy. Gurmit Singh Meet Hayer, Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal, Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjer, Harbhajan Singh ETO (all Cabinet Minister), Satpal Singh Sokhi member of Senate of the University, members of Syndicate and Senate of University and other eminent persnailites also congratulated Vice Chancellor and University for this achievement.
The trophy was kept in flower decorated jeep and some players who won medals in international sports events were riding on open jeep moved in form of contingent led by sports department of the University started from main gate to major departments of the University and finished at Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan Auditorium. During this student players and their coaches expressed their joy by dancing bhangra on the beat of drums.
A special function was organized in the Auditorium to mark the victory of this trophy. Vice Chancellor Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu presided over the function. A large number of student-players, coaches, principals of affiliated colleges and others were present.
Dr. Mehal Singh president GNDU Sports Committee (Men) and Principal Khalsa College welcomed the chief guest and others while Kanwar Mandeep Singh presented the detailed report of the department. Dr. Mrs. Ajay Sareen president GNDU Sports Committee (Women) & Principal, HMV College, presented vote of thanks on this occasion
Professor Sandhu in his presidential remarks that this is really moment of pride for all of us to receive this prestigious Trophy after a gap of 2 years and we feel proud to receive this Trophy for 24th time till date. He appreciated the efforts and dedicated hard work of sports personnel of the university and credited the success of this Trophy to them. He said that Guru Nanak Dev University is committed to uplift the sports status of the university and providing maximum sports facility at its Campuses and affiliated Colleges.
He said that existing infrastructure is updated at the international level so that our players can meet International standards. He said that sports quota has already been increased along with sports incentives to encourage and promote Sports. He said that more cash award would be enhanced for sports personal keeping in view their performances at international level in various games. He said that more efforts will be done to attract sports Personnel from other states. He said that this is the only University which facilitate its sports personals due their achievements. He said that shortly synthetic track and all season swimming pool will also be upgraded.
Kanwar Mandeep Singh said that University has achieved good success under the leadership of Vice Chancellor and hoped that next year we will also claim this Trophy again.