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Forestry College Clinches Top Honors at Inter College Sports Meet

Nauni – The College of Forestry emerged triumphant at the 8th Annual Inter College Sports Meet 2024 hosted by Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni. The spirited three-day event concluded on Thursday evening, showcasing exhilarating competitions among participants from all four constituent colleges of the university.

The highlight of the event was the gripping finals of both men’s and women’s Kabaddi, drawing intense excitement from the audience. Dr. AS Chandel who served the university for 25 years as the Students’ Welfare Officer, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. In his address, he commended the winners and participants, emphasizing the pivotal role of sports in fostering a spirit of competition and teamwork. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rajeshwar Singh Chandel lauded the participants for their exemplary sportsmanship and for injecting thrill into the matches and competitions across all events. He expressed satisfaction in witnessing students excel not only academically but also in sports, aligning with the university’s mission to nurture holistic development among its students.

The women’s Kabaddi final witnessed a nail-biting clash, culminating in a narrow victory for the College of Forestry over the College of Horticulture, with a final score of 35-33. Meanwhile, in the men’s category, the College of Horticulture secured a comfortable win against Forestry College, concluding with a scoreline of 48-32.

Results Recap:

Neri College claimed the winner trophy in men’s Volleyball, with Horticulture College securing the runner-up position. In the women’s category, Horticulture clinched the top spot, followed by Thunag College as the runner-up. Forestry College’s men’s basketball team outshone Neri College to seize the winners’ trophy, while in the women’s category, Horticulture emerged victorious over Thunag. Both the men’s and women’s football teams of the College of Forestry triumphed over the College of Horticulture to clinch the respective trophies. In badminton, the College of Horticulture prevailed over Forestry College in both the men’s and women’s categories. Horticulture College’s men’s table tennis team secured the winner trophy by defeating Neri College, whereas in the women’s category, Forestry College emerged victorious over Horticulture. The men’s Chess Trophy was claimed by Horticulture College, with Thunag College securing the runner-up position, while in the women’s category, Forestry College secured the victory over Horticulture.

Forestry College swept the individual awards as well as the overall honors, with Mridul and Kamini from Forestry College clinching the Puran Anand Adhlakha Best Sportsperson award, and Amit and Anjali securing the Best Athlete award. With an impressive overall score of 229 points, the College of Forestry bagged the coveted overall trophy, while the College of Horticulture secured the second position with 202 points. The Chief Guest presented the prizes to the deserving winners during the closing ceremony, which was attended by Dr. Rajesh Bhalla, Dean of Students’ Welfare, along with university statutory officers, heads of departments, faculty, staff and students.

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