*101 Universities are participating under the slogan of “the Fighter-A Hero will Rise”
*From February 23 the championship will be up to7th March, 2012 for 720 league matches
*LPU is hosting National Championship under the aegis of AIU (Association of Indian Universities)
*Boxing Championship will be one of the biggest sports’ event happening in India
*All at University would view hooks and punches live on their laptops and PC Screens
*Prof. A.D.N. Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor, H P U, Shimla and Secretary General, AIU, inaugurated the mega event by hoisting the Sports Flag
Jalandhar: For the last one month, Lovely Professional University has devoted itself in bringing the best of boxing to the campus to enhance sports fervour among students to earn international eminence. In this regard, LPU is hosting All India Inter University Boxing (M/W) Championship under the aegis of AIU (Association of Indian Universities) from February 23 up to 7th March, 2012. Under this, 101 Universities from every state and Union territories of India are participating under the sizzling slogan of “The Fighter-A Hero will Rise”. Today, Prof. A.D.N. Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor, H P U, Shimla and Secretary General, AIU, inaugurated the mammoth National level event by hoisting the Sports Flag. He was accompanied by the Chancellor of LPU Mr. Ashok MIttal, Pro Chancellor Ms. Rashmi Mittal, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rameshwar Kanwar & Director General Er. HR Singla.
Amid welcoming celebrations, motivating the “Fighters” from all the four zones of India, the Chief Guest Prof Bajpai extended his good wishes to all individuals for their glorious outcomes of the event: “Translate your potential into actions under true sportsman spirit of vigour and rigour. Also learn different things from other participants in relation to their culture, customs, languages, rituals.” Acknowledging his second visit within a session to the LPU Campus, he wanted all of them to try to be ambassadors of LPU in their cities as such Unique Institutions do a lot towards the over-all personality development of their students through teachings of co-operation and good understanding.
Wishing all the best to contestants to gather laurels for their respective Universities, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr. Ashok Mittal said: "It is indeed the largest national event ever held in the area prior to this. Our country has already won grace at many International contests in this field; and, I personally feel that the Indian youth will add more chapters of glory to the history of sports.”He added: “We are striving for our students that they may come out as Gold Winners at Olympics. On these lines we are soon going to have a spacious Indoor Stadium and Swimming Pool maintaining modern International Standards.”
In this event, championship for women will be up to Feb 27; whereas, for men from 29 Feb to March 7, 2012 at central place of the University. The championship will be for 13 Women Weight categories and 11 Weight Categories for men from 101 Universities across India, where a huge participation of, up to, 200 Women and 600 Men Boxers is anticipated.
In women category, bouts will be for 160 league matches, 26 semifinals and 13 finals; on the other hand, in men category for 560 league matches, 22 semifinals and 11 finals. During the organization, about 400 top team managers, coaches and other officials are supposed to keep thronging the LPU Campus, to assist their respective teams, from each and every nook and corner of the country. In this organization, Women are going to capture 13 gold medals, 13 silver, 26 bronze medals and one best boxer award. Similarly, men will grab 11 gold, 11 silver, 22 bronze medals and 1 best boxer award.
Winners of the event will play international events representing India in near future. Likes of Virender Singh have also shined on International Platforms after showing their might in similar events. One of the interesting for this event is that LPU is streaming the event over the internet and all students and members of the staff will be able to watch the whole of it on their laptops. The event is also being broadcasted on 27 different Screens spread across the Campus, including Hostels and cafeterias.
On the eve of the Championship after the Managers Meet; Yi LPU Run- a marathon run of 5.5 kms was also organized in and around the campus to keep the sports spirit alive delivering a great message to the students to always stay fit. Yi (Young Indians) is an integral part of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). More than one thousand LPU Students, Faculty and Members of Staff participated in this run, along with industry personalities from Techno Campus, Prime Publicity and Crompton Greaves.