Bhopal, 31st August 23: To compete against the world and excel, it is of the utmost importance that we introduce Sports as a main subject in schools so the children can prepare from a young age to fulfil their dreams. For the longest time, sports have been viewed to stay healthy and fit, but it is also essential for students’ overall growth and development. Pursuing sports has an array of avenues to succeed and putting your country’s name on the global map.
On the occasion of National Sports Day, to encourage and felicitate players in the country, Rabindranath Tagore University recently organized the Sports Achievers Award 2023 ceremony. At the event, P Narahari K, Secretary, MSME & Industries Commissioner, Secretary of Sports & Youth Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh was present as a keynote speaker. He emphasized the importance of sports in the education curriculum in our country. He also stated an example of Mr. Vivek Sagar, a member of Hoshangabad’s Olympic medal-winning team, who has been nominated as DSP. He also appreciated the initiative of RNTU to host such an event and spoke on the importance of other schools, colleges and universities of the state to moving forward with a similar thought and purpose and also mentioned that the various industries should also support through CSR activity, sponsorship and other cooperation.
The Sports Achievers Award 2023 ceremony has also witnessed a stellar lineup of guests which includes, the Chancellor of Rabindranath Tagore University, Dr. Santosh Choubey, Chancellor of Scope Global Skills University, Dr. Siddharth Chaturvedi, former Olympian and hockey player Mr. Sameer Dad, High Performance Coach of Sports Authority of India Bhopal and Arjuna Awardee Yashpal Solanki, RNTU Registrar Dr. Vijay Singh, Chief Coach and Technical Advisor State Women’s Hockey Gwalior Paramjit Singh, Raisen’s District Sports Officer Jalaj Chaturvedi were present.
Dr. Siddharth Chaturvedi expressed his gratitude to the guests who attended the event and apprised the various initiatives RNTU is undertaking to provide opportunities to the youths who are sports enthusiasts in the country. Further, he also mentioned that RNTU is developing the infrastructure with the aim of hosting Khelo India University Games.
Chancellor of Rabindranath Tagore University, Shri. Santosh Choubey has also highlighted the importance of sports in life and said that constant efforts are being made at RNTU to encourage sports in the country.
At the event, RNTU Sports Achievers Award was given to sportspersons studying in Rabindranath Tagore University, including Shankar Pandey (Fencing), Himanshi Tokas (Judo), Priyanshi Prajapat (Wrestler), Bushra Khan Gauri (Athletics), Nandani Vats (Judo), Prashu Parihar. (Hockey), Manisha (Steeple Chase), Ekta De (Steeple Change), Malika Mor (Boxing), Jagruti (Judo), Madhu Singh (Taekwondo), Vaishali Rajak (Karate), Vinati (Boxing) and many other.
Talented players of Raisen district like Pragati Dubey, Renu Yadav, Aman, Pooja Kori, Suhani, Isha, Neha, Gujan, Akhil, Prashu Parihar, Sonia Kumre, Aarti Bhalavi and Atif Khan and many others from various sports category were honored at RNTU Sports Achievers Awards.
In fact, the coaches of various sports were also honored in the program such as Dronacharya Awardee and Chief Coach M.P. Mahasingh of State Wrestling Academy Bhopal, former Olympian and Asian Games Gold Medalist and currently Indian hockey team selector Sameer Dad, Arjuna Awardee and High-Performance Coach Sports Authority of India Bhopal M.P. K Yashpal Solanki, Life Time Achievement Award, and Chief Coach, Madhya Pradesh State Women’s Hockey Academy, Gwalior, M.P. K Paramjeet Singh, Chief Instructor, M.P. SK Prasad of State Athletics Academy, Bhopal, Chief Instructor, M.P. Roshanlal of State Boxing Academy, Bhopal to name a few.