Raipur : The Department of Physical Education successfully organized a “Football and Basketball Tournament” recently, for the students of Kalinga University. All-Stars hostellers and Kalinga Team (A) won the Football and Basketball Tournament. Large numbers of students participated in both tournaments. The tournaments were played on a knock-out and League basis.
Two Days Tournament was Inaugurated by Dr. R. Shridhar, Vice-Chancellor of Kalinga University and the Guest of honor was Dr. Asha Ambhaikar, Dean of Student Welfare (DSW). Dr. Rakesh Bharti, Director of Sports at Kalinga University welcomed the participants.
In his inaugural speech, Dr.Shridhar appreciated the efforts made by the department of sports. In Football 40 participants and in Basketball total of 32 participants turned up for the event. All the participants were very enthusiastic about the sports. There were some nail-biting finishes in most of the matches. Large numbers of spectators were present during the sports events to cheer up the sportspersons. The spectators thoroughly enjoyed all the thrilling matches.
The event was a grand success as the participants came in huge numbers and with greater enthusiasm. Two team spirit was shown by the players who participated. It was an incredible display of talent. They took up the challenge and gave their best when it mattered the most.
During the closing ceremony, Dr. R. Shridhar congratulated the winners and distributed prizes to the winners. Medals and Trophies were distributed. The Football event was won by All-Stars Hostellers and All-Stars Sector boys were runner-up. Similarly, in Basketball Team Kalinga (A) was the winner while Team Kalinga (C) was the runner-up.