*Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal urged all University Sports persons: "Aim on Olympics 2016"
* The overall trophy was won by Faculty of Education & Humanities
*More than 1200 student Athletes & 500 Staff-members competed in 58 competitions, in both men and women category.
Jalandhar: Celebrated on the standards of National Sports Festival, the two-day 4th Annual Athletic Meet of Lovely Professional University drew to a close under notes of new promises to achieve more at the international level. Congratulating all the winners, participants and the organising team for hitherto the best Athletics-Meet by the University, the Chancellor, Mr. Ashok Mittal urged all the University Sports men and women to aim at Olympics- 2016. He said: "Aim on Olympic Win and start working for the same right from now. Indeed, LPU will continue working industriously and according facilities towards developing sports potential and script possible success stories at international level participations, to bring more and more glory to India." He added: "The enthusiastic approach of the students towards massive participation, particularly from the science and technology students, has indeed pleased me much. The judgments have hinted that the potential is tremendous; of course, there is a distinct increase in performance level than the last year. Now, responsibility lies with our Department of Sports to ascertain international achievements." He also announced the opening of a new sports arena of the University with Spacious Indoor stadium to hold nine Badminton competitions or Three Basket-Ball Games, at a stretch. It will also see a world class Swimming Pool with amenities for all weather and seasons.
This year, 'Meet 2011-12' witnessed the finest sporting feats, displayed by more than 1200 athletes and 500 members of staff of different departments and schools of the University. A Number of records were also made as the grand Meet met with intense 58 competitions, with maximum number of 449 participants from the Faculty of Technology and Sciences of the University (LFTS). The overall trophy was won by Faculty of Education & Humanities (LFEH) with 750 points; whereas, LFTS remained Runners up with 575 points. ND Pawan from LFTS became the fastest man ticking an amazing 11.05 sec to win the gold in 100 mts race; whereas, Mamta Lohani from LFEH is the fastest woman with 14.4 secs. The honour of Best Female Athlete of the year also went her credit; on the other hand, Jaskirat Singh & Raghbinder Ghosh were jointly adjudged as the Best Male Athletes.
The two day events ended with Prize Distribution Ceremony, where Winning Athletes were honoured for their splendid performances. The winners of various medals at AIU & Other National Competitions were also specially honoured. In the end, the very interesting Tug of War was organized for faculty and staff-members, where Rest of LPU Team stood on first Podium letting Division of Security & Safety at second. The vote of thanks was followed by colourful dances by the students of Department of Cultural Affairs and National Anthem.
On asking, some of the Gold Medal Winners in different events, Ranjit, Jaskirat, Sonia, Mamta, Ajay, Amritpal Kaur, all said in a voice: “We will strive hard to bring more name and fame not only to our University but our country also by winning coveted medals on international platforms."