STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof. Manoj Dhar, on Thursday declared open the 45th Inter-collegiate Annual Athletic Meet 2018-19, organised by the Directorate of Sports & Physical Education, University of Jammu at the University Sports Stadium, here. Prof. Dhar, while addressing the gathering, congratulated the participants and organisers and advised the athletes to actively participate in the sports activities to become physically and mentally fit. Earlier, Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, JU outlined the sports activities organised by the Directorate during the session 2018-19. Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Dushyat Sharma, Kuldeep Magotra, Rajan Sharma, Rajesh Gill, Suneel Mahajan, Atul Kumar Gupta, Rachna Jamwal, Vikram Gupta, Gourav Gupta, Ramesh Sharma and Sudesh Kumar were felicitated by the Vice Chancellor for their contribution in the promotion of sports in the State. Yoga demonstration was also presented on the occasion by the students of Directorate of Sports & Physical Education namely Sandeep Sharma, Priya Sharma, Mansi, Stanzin, Priyanaka Sandhu and Bhawna Seth under the supervision of Sanjeev Kumar (Yoga Instructor). Vice Chancellor also felicitated Gurcharan Singh (Athletic Coach), Ananya Sharma (Cricket Player), Harinderpal Singh (Boxing Coach) and Sanjeev Kumar (Yoga Instructor) and their trainees. Bhisham Singh (Fencing Coach) and fencers of the Jammu University team who won medals in the All India Inter-University Fencing (Men and Women) Championship 2018-19 held at Amritsar namely Aanish Kumar, Gulair Singh, Shubham Sharma, Arun Kumar, Rohit Kumar and Vishvajeet Singh were also felicitated. Akanksha Sabarwal, a student of the Directorate and national fencer was also felicitated for her good performance in various fencing events. Technical officials who officiated the events were Ramesh Kumar Sharma (Retd. SAI Coach), Gurcharn Singh, Chamel Singh, Nirmal Singh, Harsimran Singh, Pawandeep Kour, Gurbachan Singh, Harvinder Singh, Amit Sharma and Harvinder Pal Singh. Before the start of the proceedings of opening ceremony, a tribute was paid to late Ritu Sharma, a student of M.P.Ed. semester 2nd by the Vice Chancellor, Registrar and other officers / officials of the university on her untimely demise on March 10, 2019. The proceedings of the event and vote of thanks were presented by Dr. Komal Nagar, Incharge Assistant Director. It is pertinent to mention here that around 400 athletes from the colleges of the Jammu province affiliated with the University of Jammu are participating in three-day athletic meet. Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar, Prof. Kulwant Singh Controller of Examinations, Prof. Shalender Singh Jamwal, Dean Students Welfare, Prof. Arti Bakshi, Prof. Vinod Sharma Director Poonch Campus, Prof. Yog Raj Sharma, Dr. Dharminder Magotra (Joint Registrar Finance), Suresh Sharma, Executive Engineer, Dr. Neeraj Sharma (Spl. Secy to the Vice Chancellor), Akash Bhola (AEE), Dr. Imran Farooq, Amit Targotra, Ramesh Sharma, Dr. Brij Baloria, Ramesh Magotra and Physical Directors of the various colleges, sportspersons and members from civil society were also present on the occasion. Today’s Result: MEN 10,000 mtrs Race: Mukhtar Ahmed-GDC Poonch (gold), Susheel Kumar-GDC Udhampur (silver) and Akshay Sharma-GDC, Udhampur (bronze). 800 mtrs: Mohd Anjum- GDC Billawar (gold), Ajay Kumar-GDC Khour (silver) and Sunil Manhas-GDC, Khour (bronze). Javelin: Arun Kumar-GDC Jindrah (gold), Balber Singh-GDC Khour (silver) and Manjeet Kotwal-PG Deptt. JU (bronze). Long Jump: Mohd. Javeed- PG Deptt. JU (gold), Anil Singh- GDC Khour (silver) and Pankaj Singh-GDC Samba (bronze). Shot Put: Sourav Sharma-GDC, Reasi (gold), Dekshesh Manhas-GDC Khour (silver) and Anju Singh Andotra-PG Deptt. JU (bronze). WOMEN 800 mtrs Race: Bhwani Devi-GDC Reasi (gold), Deepika Gupta-PG Deptt. JU (silver) and Toshi Devi-GCW, Kathua (bronze). Javelin: Nidhi Sambhyal-PG Deptt. JU (gold), Sapna Devi-GCW Udhampur (silver) and Harmanpreet Kour-PG Deptt. JU (bronze). Long Jump: Richa Mandla-PG Deptt. JU (gold), Mamta Choudhary- GDC Samba (silver) and Anju Bala – GCW Kathua (bronze). Shot Put: Vishaka Rajput-GCW, Gandhi Nagar (gold), Ayesha Tabassum-PG Deptt. JU (silver) and Priya Sharma-PG Deptt. JU (bronze). Tomorrow the events will start at 9:00 AM.
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