Mangaluru: Asian Gold medalist in Kabaddi Jagadeesh Kumble inaugurated All India Inter NIT sports meet 2019-20 here at NITK ground on Friday, January 17.
Addressing the gathering, Jagadeesh Kumble said," Sports brings new energy in the hearts and minds of the students. It's a day to discover the inner talent in the field of sports. Sports and games help in large muscle co-ordination resulting in physical fitness apart from inculcating sportsmanship, leadership, unity, competitive spirit among the students."
Dean Student Welfare Prof Jagannatha Nayak said," There is nothing else other than sports which has multi facilitated benefits to human beings. Sports gives you physical fitness as well as mental fitness. Victory and Loss are part of the game, it allows you to accept the defeat and builds you as a strong person.”
In his presidential address Deputy Director NITK, Prof Ananthanarayana V S said," This Inter NIT Sports meet is Very special to NITK Surathkal as we celebrate the Diamond Jubilee year. Since many NIT’s are sharing the events, It’s a golden opportunity for all the NIT students, to visit various NIT’s on different occasions which will help you to understand and appreciate the diversity of the culture.”
Academic & sports are two faces of coin and both are very important to shape the professional life. Sports is not just an extracurricular activity but plays an important role in what we do. There are two important things that we can learn from sports, that is It helps you to understand and overcome the failures, and second is participating in sports is not just for the gym, but it helps to keep ourselves fit as well as healthy.
As many as 890 participants from 23 different NITs viz NIT Agartala, Bhopal, Srinagar, Delhi, Calicut, Jaipur, Allahabad, Goa, Uttarkhand, Patna, etc, are taking part in this event.
Student Activity & Sports officer Dr Hemaprasad Nath welcomed the gathering and Rohit Srivastav proposed vote of thanks.
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