The sixth Central Agricultural University (CAU) Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival cum Games & Sports Meet 2019 was held at College of Agriculture, Iroisemba in Imphal on Monday.
Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla and vice chancellor Prof M Premjit Singh of CAU were the chief guest and functional president of the inaugural function.
Director Dr S Basanta Singh of Instruction, dean Prof Indira Sarangthem of CAU, Imphal, dean Prof Y Jakendra Singh of College of Food Technology, CAU, Imphal also attended the function as guests of honour.
Addressing the inaugural function, Governor Dr Heptulla said that it is a matter of great satisfaction to know that this annual college week programme is mooted in every constituent colleges of the university.
Expressing the uniqueness of CAU, the Governor said the jurisdiction of this university extends to seven north-eastern hill states – Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura with 13 constituent colleges and Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
The CAU has done a commendable job in uniting the youth of different constituent colleges from different states of the north-eastern region on a single platform.
Such festival-cum-sports meet can spread the right message and infuse the right spirit of love, peace, compassion, hard work and commitment among the youth, she added.
Stating her happiness towards performance of State’s sportspersons, she said that the Northeast is slowly inching up in the field of sports and is leading in the region and is popularly known in the country as the ‘Power House’ of sports and it is also famous for its rich cultural heritage.
Expressing her confidence, the Governor said with the fresh initiative taken up by the Central Government in the recent past in the field of games and sports, the future is good for all the sports person of the country.
Despite their busy academic schedule, participation by the students in this festival-cum-sports meet also deserves appreciation.
Earlier Dr Heptulla also unfurled the university flag and took salute to the parade performed by 13 cultural teams of constituent colleges from different region of the seven north-eastern states.