Agri-university youth festival kicks off
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November, 18: The 6th Central Agricultural University (CAU) Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival cum Games and Sports Meet, 2019 was inaugurated on Monday at College of Agriculture, Iroisemba, Imphal.
Manipur governor Dr.Najma Heptulla said 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 and sports meets as inter-house occasions for the youths coming from different parts of the nation belonging to diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
She said 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.
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, the governor said.
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, she added.
The governor congratulated all the participating teams for their contribution towards the success of the festival and complimented the officials who are conducting the various competitions and said that without them, there can be no such Festivals and Games.
Heptulla unfurled the university flag and take salute to the parade performed by 13 cultural teams of constituent colleges from different region of the seven North Eastern states.
Among 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 attended the function.