Gadchiroli Feb. 1 (District correspondent) A three-day Amrit Sports and Art Festival was organized in the premises of Gondwana University recently for the non-teaching staff of the university and non-teaching staff of affiliated aided colleges by the Sports and Physical Education and Student Development Department of the University.
The prize distribution ceremony of this festival was presided over by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sriram Kawle. Internationally renowned rock star Dr. Kedar Singh C. Rotele, Bodhi Foundation Nagpur’s Lalit Khobragade, Archana Khobragade, Registrar Dr. Anil Hirekhan, Sima Lade Hirekhan, District Sports Officer Prashant Dondal, Kabaddi player Laxman Pawar, Science and Technology Dean Dr. Shailendra Dev, Dean of Humanities Dr. A. Chandramauli, Director of Sports and Physical Education Dr. Anita Lokhande, Mr. Vijay Sillare, Satish Padole, Vijaykumar Gharat, Manohar Jadhav, President of Employees Union, Prashant Randai, General Secretary Arun Junghare were prominently present on the dais.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kawle said, the sports meet is not just a competition, it is a celebration. It was Amrut sports and art festival to give scope and opportunity to the art as everyone has at least one art hidden in their body.
Kedar Singh Rotele who is working in more than 200 countries promised to create a centre of his Institute here to give scope to the students of Gadchiroli district. Lalit Khobragade said, Wairagad in Gadchiroli district is my hometown. That is why I am close to the citizens of this place. He said that he will work to give scope and support to the art and skills of the people here.
Dr. Anita Lokhande made an introductory speech, Manisha Phulkar conducted the programme and vote of thanks was given by Dr. Anil Hirekhan. The non-teaching staff of the affiliated colleges participated in this program. Former District Sports Officer Madan Tapre and Gondwana University staff worked tirelessly for the success of the program.
Gondwana University won the first prize in cricket, Janata College Chandrapur was runner up, best player Vijay Vanjari. First place in men’s volleyball was Mahatma Gandhi College Gadchandur, Nilakanthrao Shinde College Bhadravati, Gurukul College Nanda Phata, Vidarbha College Jivati. Gondwana University got the second prize, best lifter Pravin Pahanpate.
A large number of non-teaching staff of the University and affiliated colleges participated in this grand festival.
Photo A view of the prize distribution ceremony.