USTM, 29th August, 2017: The Sports Forum of University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya has celebrated the National Sports Day 2017 with a daylong program on August 29, 2017. “USTM RUN” a marathon competition and felicitation of renowned sports journalists were organized to mark the day. Shri Manish Deka, the second Mountaineer of Assam who has scaled the Mount Everest was present as a Guest of Honor in the felicitation ceremony held at techno city, USTM in presence of galaxy of sports journalists from both print and electronic media of Assam and North East.
Senior Sports Journalists like, Shri Pabitra Gogoi, from Assam Tribune; Udai Borgohain, Sports Journalist, Axomiya Khabor; Imtiaz Ahmed, Sports Journalist, the Telegraph; Niloy Bhattacharjee, Bureau Chief News 18; Sunil Bora, Journalist News LIVE; Udai Borgohain, Sports Journalist, Axomiya Khabor; Pulin Saha, Senior Reporter, Axomiya Pratidin; Jayanta Das, Reporter Dy365; and Partho Chakraborty, Senior Sports Journalist, The Sentinel.
The program was organized with a aim to create enthusiasm for sports among the students and hope in future we will develop more infrastructures for the promotion of various sports events in our university, said the Pro Vice Chancellor Dr R K Sharma in his address.
In his speech Shri Pabitra Gogoi, senior sports journalist of Assam Tribune urged the students to take time out from their studies and take part in different sports activities.
While addressing the audience Shri Udai Borgohain of Axomiya Khabor stressed on the importance of physical education in academic institutions. He congratulated the authorities for organizing the program.
In the same occasion the winners of USTM RUN, the marathon competition were awarded. Among the girls Azilian Dimusha Ch Marak from BALLB 5th Semester begged the first prize where Amardeep Boro, from 3rd Semester M A Sociology begged the first prize among the boys. Around 500 students from USTM have taken part in the marathon run competition, which was flagged off in the wee hours of the day by Mr Abu Nasim, the well known cricketer from Assam.