I&B Minister felicitates sportspersons at GNDU

I&B Minister felicitates sportspersons at GNDU



Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, September 20

Union Minister of Data & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports activities & Youth Affairs Anurag Thakur honoured excellent gamers (together with 25 worldwide gamers, place holders of Khelo India College Video games, All India Inter-College Championships and Khelo India Youth Video games) of Guru Nanak Dev College by awarding them money prizes of greater than Rs 2 crore and trophies to general greatest performing faculties, who introduced laurels to the college in numerous sports activities disciplines on the worldwide, Khelo India and All India inter-varsity ranges throughout its 52nd Annual Sports activities ceremony right here on Tuesday.

Thakur mentioned Guru Nanak Dev College was one of many main sporting universities within the nation. “Once we speak about growing a sporting tradition, it’s such universities that put together the groundwork for that to occur. The US, which has received a lot of the Olympic medals within the historical past of the video games, has a robust college sports activities programme that nurtures younger expertise. We have to create extra such centres that determine, nurture and help sporting expertise in our nation if we need to lead the worldwide sports activities enviornment,” he mentioned.

Within the absence of Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Training Minister, Punjab, who couldn’t attend the occasion, Anurag Thakur additionally inaugurated two sports activities hostels, one for ladies and the opposite for males, underneath the “Khelo India” scheme and visited the sports activities amenities on the college campus.

He mentioned, “GNDU’s document of profitable the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MdsAKA) Trophy for 23 occasions speaks quantity concerning the sporting infrastructure it has.” Whereas talking concerning the deal with constructing sports activities infrastructure at floor stage, he mentioned that their deal with ladies athletes. “We’re conducting devoted Khelo India Ladies’s Leagues throughout 9 disciplines – hockey, archery, weightlifting, biking, boxing, swimming, wrestling, volleyball and judo. Greater than 23,000 ladies athletes will take part in these competitions,” he mentioned.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Sandhu, in his deal with, urged Thakur to help the college in constructing robust sports activities infrastructure. “We’d like grants for re-laying AstroTurf (the one one within the area), an artificial monitor, and an all-season swimming pool improve,” he mentioned. The VC additionally requested him to arrange SAI’s centre of sports activities excellence within the college.

Khalsa School lifts Bhagat Singh Trophy

Khalsa School on Tuesday lifted Guru Nanak Dev College’s general Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Trophy for excellent performances in numerous sports activities competitions. “Our college students’ performances had helped the faculty achieve 12,800 factors for the general trophy and 48,760 factors for Shaheed Bhagat Singh Yadgari Trophy-2021-22,” mentioned Dr Mehal Singh.

Thakur remembers Kesar dhaba’s meals, Munim Di Hatti’s lassi

Anurag Thakur is an alumnus of GNDU as he studied within the university-affiliated Doaba School, Jalandhar, fondly shared reminiscences of his sporting days as a pupil. Sharing tales of his enjoying days because the captain of the Punjab under-16 and under-19 cricket group, Thakur mentioned their favorite off-field exercise after a tough apply or sport session, could be to eat poori-aalo at Kanhaiya’s after which a tall glass of lassi at Munim di Hatti. “We’d additionally go to Kesar Dhaba for a hearty meal. Now, sportspersons have loads of amenities, however throughout our time, we used to journey usually compartment of trains,” he mentioned.





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