Sept. 20, 2011
-- Lovely Professional University has been witnessing Inter School Competitions in more than 20 Sports Events in the campus. Thousands of would be Engineers, Educationists, Pharmacists, Research- Scholars are showcasing their inborn talent in the related field of the sports activity. Under this, Inter School Open Basket Ball Championship was held at the Campus. In all, 14 teams participated on knock-out basis. Starting from the first week of September, the championship saw its final match played, as a neck to neck competition in which the School of Computer Applications defeated School of Management by 45-42. The sports loving students enjoyed all the matches with much fan-fare. The Director General, Er HR Singla, of LPU awarded trophy to the winning Team and prizes to the chosen best players.
Congratulating the winners and motivating all other participants to different competitions, Er Singla said: “The huge participation of Professional Programmes' students in sports is clearly indicating that individual talents play major role in the overall development of a student. That is why our university is propagating on these lines so that a student must not waste his inborn talents in any way. We have even offered many scholarships to the deserving sportsmen-women so that they may progress on both the lines of talent development-
Individual as well as Professional."
Continuing he added: "Even the Flexi Credit System, adopted towards the selected programmes by the University, is based on the same tones where an Engineering, Bio-Technology or some other student is free to choose a few courses from other department including sports.”
Most recently, LPU has undergone an extensive restoration and rehabilitation process transforming itself into a state-of-the-
art special events arena. In addition to, Basketball Championship, LPU is, also organising competitions in the fields like Judo, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Boxing, Badminton, Chess, Football, Hockey, Cricket etc. Eyeing Olympics, the management is trying hard to prepare the students in such a way that at least they may aspire to join Indian Olympic team. In fact, LPU has proven to be a great setting for sports men/women, athletes and fans of the events.
A few of the participating students Hamid, Roger, Manav, Rohit, Kulwinder and Raphael said: "We are, of course, thrilled to participate in the different sports activities. These all activities are providing us much fun, relaxation, encouragement and team spirit along with our studies.”