Kolkata, Mar 21 IBNS | 9 months ago

College students of West Bengal are participating in the West Bengal-Inter-College State Athletic Meet and Football Championship 2014 which commenced in Kolkata from Thursday. The event kicked-off with a soccer match.

The event is organized by the Education Directorate, Government of West Bengal and assisted by Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur.

The championship will be held from Mar 20 to Mar 27 at Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Kriangan and SAI complex here.

The inauguration took place on Thursday in SAI Complex.

Vivek Kumar, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, was present at the inauguration of the championship as the Chief Guest.

Tapan Kumar Poddar, Working Chairman and Principal, Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur said, "We are extremely honoured to be a part of such an event and are hopeful to organize more in future."

Subha Sankar Sarkar, Vice-Chancellor, Netaji Subhash Open University, Gr. Captain Subodh Bhatnagar, Regional Director, SAI, Salt Lake, Kolkata, NSEC, and Nimai Chandra Saha, Addl.D.P.I (Phy.Edu.) and organizing secretary organizing committee of 2014 were present at the inauguration.

Sarkar said education 'complements sports and sports complements education'.

He said only an educated mind can reside in a sportsman.

(Posted on 22-03-2014)

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