Bathinda,: Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari successfully organised two-day 9th Annual Sports Meet held on 24-25 February at CUPB Ghudda Campus. This programme was the part of eight-day celebrations to mark the 12th Foundation Day of the university. The Chief Guest of Inaugural Ceremony was Shri Sumit Kumar, Prant Pramukh, Kreeda Bharati. Shri Rajpal Singh, S.P., Sri Muktsar Sahib, and Former Captain, Indian National Hockey Team, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of Closing Ceremony.
The special highlight of 9th Annual CUPB Sports Meet was the Indigenous Games of Punjab such as Pithu Garam, Kabaddi, Kokla Chapaki, Rassa Kassi, Stapoo, Gilli Danda, Gitta, etc. The other sporting events that were held during this Mega Sporting Event were Discuss Throw, Long Jump, Shot Put Volleyball, Cricket, 200 Meter Race, 100 Meter Race & 50 Meter Race.
The inaugural ceremony commenced with the hoisting of the university flag and torch lightning by Vice Chancellor Prof. Tiwari. During this two-day sporting extravaganza, students enthusiastically participated in all Indigenous Games as well as other sporting events & displayed their sporting spirit. During the Valedictory Ceremony the Finals of Kabaddi Match, 50m sprint (Girls) and 50m sprint (Boys) were held. First, Second and Third Winner of each sporting event were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals during the prize distribution ceremony.
Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, the Vice Chancellor, appreciated CUPB students for enthusiastically participating in the Indigenous Games of Punjab and other sporting events. Chief Guest Sri Rajpal Singh encouraged youngsters to adopt at least one sport in their daily routine to stay physically and mentally fit. He congratulated the athletes and awarded medals to the winners. More than 500 medals were distributed during the prize distribution ceremony.