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Varsity sports meet today, fete to follow

February will be an eventful month for Kolhan University.

The four-year-old varsity is gearing up for its maiden inter-college athletics meet that starts on Tuesday. Soon after the athletics event, it will host the second edition of its youth festival from February 17 to 19.

City-based Karim City College will be conducting the athletics event at JRD Tata Sports Complex from Tuesday to February 13. “This is the first time we are organising the meet. We are proud that our college was given the chance to host it,” said Firoz Ibrahim, a Karim City College faculty member, who is co-ordinating the programme.

Over 500 students from various colleges under Kolhan University will participate in 100m sprint; 200m, 400m and 1500m races; javelin throw, discus throw, long jump, high jump, relay race, hurdles among other events. Registration is open for other colleges. Till now, 15 of them have confirmed their participation.

“Organising the athletics meet was a priority as we believe sports is an important part of the curriculum. The university had organised an inter-college cricket tournament last year, but this will be our first athletics event,” said the varsity’s pro-vice chancellor Shukla Mahanty.

Mahila College, Chaibasa, will host the inter-college youth festival, which will see participation of over 700 students from 28 colleges.

A host of competitions — solo and group dance, choreography, classical and semi-classical singing, eastern and western instrumental, debate, filmmaking, creative writing, mehendi and rangoli — have been lined up.


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