Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar exhorted the players to do their best by maintaining team spirit.
He was presiding over the inauguration ceremony of All India Level Inter-University Women Netball Competition at DYSS Stadium at Dharamshala near VC Secretariat Central University HP in Kangra district, today.
Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has stressed the need to create an environment of sports in the State. He said that there was no dearth of sports talent in Himachal. Appreciating the efforts of Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, he said that he has contributed a lot in developing the environment of sports. He added that in sports we were involved only to participate but today we came with a thought to win and that was a big change. He said that this belief should remain in the players.
“Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is the progress and working together is the success”, said the Governor. He said that there was a need to work as a team.
He said that the atmosphere of Himachal gave him the feeling of home. The hospitality of the people here impresses everyone, he added.
Earlier, the Governor took the salute of the impressive march past presented by the 600 sportspersons of 43 universities from all over the country.
Prof. S.P. Bansal, Vice-chancellor, HP Central University welcomed and honoured the Governor on the occasion. He thanked Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Youth Services and Sports for announcing Rs. 15 crore for the construction of sports stadium in HP Central University. He said the university played a lead role in implementing National Education Policy besides value added courses. He said that we were working on the motto- skill, re-skill and up-skill. He thanked the Governor for inaugurating the Netball competition.
Dean, Student Welfare Pradeep Kumar, gave sports pledge and Registrar Vishal Sood read out the message of Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur.
Director, Sports, Central University Dr. Suman Sharma proposed the vote of thanks.
MLA Vishal Nehria, Deputy Commissioner Nipun Jindal, Superintendent of Police Dr. Khushal Sharma, Vice-chancellors from various universities, senior officers of the state government, officials of Central University and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.