Kangra, Oct 31 : In the knockout matches of Himachal Pradesh University basketball championship ( men) began at MCM DAV college here today MLSM College Sundernagar defeated Govt. College.
As many as 20 colleges of Himachal Pradesh are participating in the three-day championship which was inaugurated by Vimukt Ranjan, Superintendent of Police Kangra. Bhoop Singh, Shivam, and Surinder of MLSM College Sundernagar scored 21, 14 and 10 points respectively to make their college win. Govt college Kullu scored 56 points and defeated Govt. College .Solan by 9 points, Govt..College Bhoranj scored 44 points and defeated Govt. College Haripur Manali by 8 points, In a one sided match Govt. College Paonta Sahib defeated Govt. College Jai Singhpur by 25 points.
In another one-sided match,Govt. College Kotshera defeated Govt. College Mandi by 30 points. Earlier Vimukt Ranjan in his inaugural address said that education without sports is incomplete. He said that Holistic development of a student is possible when he is physically fit and emotionally balanced and this is achieved through sports. He further said that It is through sports that the students learn values like discipline, respect, self-confidence, sacrifice, and accountability.
SP said that good sportsmen are a social and national asset. He said that it is very sad that nowadays grounds are shrinking and hospitals are expanding. Earlier welcoming the S.P., Principal MCM DAV College Dr Baljeet Singh Patial said that the presence of SP Kangra would motivate the participants to excel in their life. (UNI)