Mangaluru: The VTU Mangaluru Zonal level Throwball Tournament 2018 organised by the Department of Physical Education of St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor was inaugurated at the College Throwball ground on Tuesday, October 9. Pradeep D’Souza, Deputy Director of Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports inaugurated the tournament by releasing the match ball.
In his message, Pradeep D’Souza said " Sports was an integral part of most of the student's life once, but technology and social media has replaced the interest of sports among younger generation. Sports not only helps us to get a good physique keeping us healthy but also teaches us to receive victory and defeat equally. This, in turn, helps us to handle different situations at our workplace in a better way."
Briefing about various initiatives of the government in supporting the sports activities, he urged the students to actively take part in sports and games, keep continuity and maintain a balance between education and extra curriculum activities. He requested the participants to excel in sports and get the benefits which the government is ready to offer.
President of the inaugural event and Director of SJEC, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his address said "SJEC is proud to host this event at this campus which is a good venue for sports activities. We give quality education as well as support to sports activities. Physical exercise is good for the mind, body and spirit. Team sports help teach adolescents accountability, dedication, leadership and other skills."
He thanked the organising committee for hosting the event and wished good luck to the participants.
Principal of SJEC Dr Rio D'Souza, Asst. Director Fr. Rohith D'Costa, Asst Physical Education Director Vanisha Rodrigues were present. Alistar D'Souza welcomed and Rachana Crasta, Sports Advisor of SJEC proposed the vote of thanks.
Teams from SJEC Vamanjoor, SCEM Adyar, PACE Mudipu, YIT Mudipu, SMVITM Udupi, AJIET Mangaluru, NMAMIT Nitte, SDMIT Ujire, MITE Moodbidri, SDIT Kenjar are participating in this tournament which will be held from October 9 to October 10.
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