Wednesday, 18 January 2017

NORTH ZONE INTER-UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL (MEN) TOURNAMENT BEGINS AT DESH BHAGAT UNIVERSITY

North Zone Inter University Football (Men) Tournament began at Desh Bhagat University with great pomp and show. A total of 69 teams from different universities from all over India are participating in this tournament under the flag of Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Desh Bhagat University is hosting this annual event of the AIU.


Dr. C . S. Grewal (Former Director Physical Education and Sports, Panjab University Chandigarh) was the Chief Guest on the inaugural day. While speaking on the occasion he conveyed his best wishes to all the teams saying that games and sports are an essential part of our education. He encouraged all the students to participate in sports activities with full enthusiasm and win medals for the country. Mr Mohinder Singh Grewal from Canada graced the occasion as guest of honour.


 University Chancellor Dr. Zora Singh and Pro-Chancellor Dr. Tajinder Kaur warmly welcomed all the guests, teams and their officials. They gave good wishes to the participating teams and exhorted them to adopt positive attitude in all fields, do their best in games and glorify the country.



On the first day there was Flag hoisting and march past ceremony. All the teams and their coaches took oath of fare play and to follow rules and regulations. After formal introduction with chief guest, officials and other guests’ teams played their matches according to fixtures of their pools. There were tough games between the teams of Kumaun University Nainital and Lovely Professional University Phagwara (won). Other teams who played on day first were Amity University Haryana, Mahrishi Markandeshwar University Mulana, Delhi University , Jamia Milia Islamia Delhi and Maharaja Ranjit Singh PTU Bathinda.


Vice Chancellor Dr. Virinder Singh informed that the university is organising this tournament strictly in accordance with Latest Rules and Regulations adopted by respective National Sports Federations approved by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Among others Dr. Surjeet Patheja, Director Amit Sachdeva, Sports coaches and DP’s of different universities were also present on this occasion.

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