Imphal, Nov. 19
The inaugural function of the 6th Central Agricultural University (CAU) Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival cum Games & Sports Meet 2019 was held today at College of Agriculture, Iroisemba, Imphal.
Speaking at the inaugural function as Chief Guest Governor Dr.Najma Heptulla said that it is a matter of great satisfaction to know that this Annual College Week programme is mooted in every constituent Colleges of the University with Culture, Social Events and Games & Sports Meets as Inter-house occasions for the youths coming from different regions and States of the Nation belonging to diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Expressing the uniqueness of CAU, the Governor said that the jurisdiction of this University extends to seven North Eastern Hill States, viz, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura with 13 constituent Colleges and six Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The Central Agricultural University has done a commendable job in uniting the youth of different constituent Colleges from different States of the North Eastern Region on a single platform. Such Festival-cum-Sports Meet can spread the right message and infuse the right spirit of love, peace, compassion, hard work and commitment among the youth, she added.
Stating her happiness towards performance of State’s sportspersons, Dr Najma Heptulla stated that , the North East is slowly inching up in the field of sports and is leading in the region and is popularly known in the country as the “Power House” of sports and it is also famous for its rich cultural heritage. We should build up on our strengths so that we can become world champions in different categories. Expressing Her confidence, the Governor said that, with the fresh initiative taken up by the Government of India in the recent past in the field of games and sports, the future is good for all the sports person of the country. Despite their busy academic schedule, participation by the students in this Festival-cum-Sports Meet also deserves appreciation and praiseworthy.
The Governor congratulated all the participating players/teams as well as those who are participating in the festival for their contribution towards the success of the Festival-cum-Sports Meet and complimented the officials who are conducting the various competitions and said that without them, there can be no such Festivals and Games.
As part of the programme, Chief Guest Dr Najma Heptulla unfurled the University Flag and take salute to the parade performed by 13 cultural team of constituent colleges from different region of the seven North Eastern States.
Amongst others Dr. S. Basanta Singh, Director of Instruction, CAU Imphal, Prof.Indira Sarangthem, Dean, College of Agriculture, CAU, Imphal, Prof. Y. Jakendra Singh, Dean, College of Food Technology, CAU, Imphal and Prof. M. Premjit Singh, Vice Chancellor, CAU, Imphal graced the function as Guests of Honour and President respectively.
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