Chandigarh August 29, 2020: On the occasion of National Sports Day today, the Hon’ble President of India Sh. Ram Nath Kovind in the presence of Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Sh. Kiren Rijiju and several other dignitaries virtually conferred various National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020 from a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The much-coveted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad(MAKA) Trophy for overall top-performing University in Inter-University Tournaments has been awarded to Panjab University, Chandigarh for the second time in a row.
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, PU attended the virtual ceremony from Chandigarh. Later, he addressed the employees of the Directorate of Sports, PU at the Gymnasium Hall. He appreciated the efforts of the Sports Authority of India for virtually organizing the ceremony despite all odds due to COVID- 19 pandemic. PU VC lauded the commendable achievement of the PU sportspersons, coaches and the entire team of Directorate of Sports under the leadership of Prof. Parminder Singh, Director and Dr. Rakesh Malik, Deputy Director and extended his heartiest congratulations. He assured of all necessary help and support to the Sports Department for taking the Sports in PU to further heights.
Dr. Parminder Singh assured that with all supports from PU VC, concerted efforts will be made for improvement in the coming year in order to make a hat-trick for MAKA Trophy.