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BHADARWAH: Government Degree College Pulwama won Inter-Collegiate Sangam Championship in the discipline of volleyball organised by Jammu University’s Bhadarwah Campus in collaboration with Rashtriya Rifles at Bhadarwah Campus, on Wednesday.
The five-day tournament in which 32 colleges of all the three regions-Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh of the State besides six off-site campuses of Jammu University participated for the first time, was played at Bhadarwah Campus.
GDC Pulwama and GDC Banihal after defeating their rivals GDC Kilhotran and Ramban respectively in the semi finals set an epic clash for the trophy on the final day of the tournament.
All the three sets of the high octane final match were played in continuous spells of rain, but in the nail biting finish, GDC Pulwama after losing the first set to Banihal, kept their nerve and won the final two sets to lift the trophy.
The winner and runner-up teams were felicitated with the trophies and individual medals by the Vice Chancellor Jammu University Prof Manoj K Dhar and Rector Bhadarwah Campus Prof G.M Bhat in presence of the officers of Rashtriya Rifles based at Bhadarwah.
Vice Chancellor appreciated the youth for their active participation in the event.
“This is heartwarming and an encouraging sign to see that students of all the three regions converging at beautiful Bhadarwah Campus which is located in the hinterland,” he said adding that more sports events will be organised in the near future so as to provide a platform for the youth.
“The sporting events are organised with a motive to encourage the youth towards different games. Volleyball is a wonderful game that needs to be uplifted and liked by our youngsters,” said Prof Manoj K Dhar.
The mega sporting event was sponsored by Rashtriya Rifles based at Bhadarwah under operation Sadhbhavana.
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