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Padamshri Limba Ram Indian Archer, Olympic Athlete flags off the National Sports Meet at Jaipuria Jaipur

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In today’s time when life has become so stressful, sports and games have just not become a getaway for recreation, but it also has imparted values like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, team building skills and accountability. This is exactly what the Second National Sports Meet held at Jaipuria, Jaipur on 7-8 September 2013, has left behind for each and every one.

PadamshriLimba Ram Indian Archer, Olympic Athlete addressed the inaugural ceremony of second national sports meet on Sept. 7, 2013.

He said Sports is such an activity which paves the path and gives crucial lessons for life. One should possess confidence, discipline, unity, humility and finally spiritual power which are the base of successful life. He then emphasized that if a person from village can be an International player through hard work and determination, today’s youth can reach this ladder at a very fast pace as they are a quite privileged in each and every sense. Lastly he reiterated that obedience is the key determinant to success.

The Sports Meet witnessed around 825 students from 54 different Institutes across the country participated in the meet namely Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Indore, Bangalore, Gwalior and farthest from Tamil Nadu also with the Institutes of Jaipur and Rajasthan over 15 events comprising of traditional games (Volley Ball, Chess, Carrom, KhoKho, and Short put), popular games (Badminton, Cricket, Table Tennis) and fun games (Lemon Race, Tie knot, Sack Race).

The highlight of this sports meet has been the enthusiastic participation from all over the country as far as Tamil Nadu. Some of the institutes were Alliance University, Bangalore, Amity University, Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur, JK Business School, Gurgaon, IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Jaipur, CK College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu, GirrajMaharaj College, Mathura, Anna University, Trichi, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Central University of Bihar and many more.

The two days national event filled with fun, vitality, energy and enthusiasm culminated with the valedictory function. Dr. Bimal Roy Soni President, Jaipur District Cricket Association, Deputy President, Rajasthan Cricket Association graced the occasion. In his address he said “In life, sports is also an essential ingredient in one’s life as studies. A sportsman is one who can face both defeat and victory in one’s life. He further expressed that everyone faces ups and downs in his/her life but a sportsman knows if he is today at zero he will make 100 tomorrow. One has to balance studies with sports to be successful in life and be a good human being.” He appreciated the efforts of Jaipuria, Jaipur in providing platform for the sports talent of the country.

Director Dr. PrabhatPankaj congratulated all the participants. He said the greatest aim of sports is that everybody comes out to be a winner because they are facing an opponent and the opponent is having same objective, same zeal and same enthusiasm as they have. This is what is called as sportsmanship.

Dr. Bimal Roy Soni, Dr. PrabhatPankaj, and Prof. LokeshVijayvargy together gave away the prizes to the winners from various categories.The girls team from Kanoria College has won Volleyball, Kho-Kho, Chess, Discuss Throw, Shortput and Gully cricket, Boys Team from Amity University won Shortput, badminton and volleyball, while Jaipuria Noida claimed their title for Tug of war and Table Tennis.

Convener of the sports meet Prof. LokeshVijayvargy proposed the vote of thanks.