News & Events
Centre Inaugurated at USTM
Coaching of Different Sports Introduced at USTM
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 8 May 2018: Coaching on several sports
has been introduced in the University of Science & Technology,
Meghalaya (USTM) with the formal inauguration of the office of
Physical Education and University Sports Forum yesterday in the
presence of reputed coaches, student players, the Chancellor and
the Vice Chancellor as well as other university officials.
M. Hoque, Chancellor of USTM addressed the gathering and said
that USTM will leave no stone unturned for uplift of sports
among the students. The office of the Physical Education and
University Sports Forum was inaugurated by the Chancellor.
The function was graced by two reputed coaches, Govinda Chandra
Kalita the Kho-kho coach and Prafulla Gogoi, the Baseball coach.
The guests were felicitated by Dr RK Sharma, Vice Chancellor,
USTM. Gobinda Chandra Kalita is a physical instructor and yoga
coach who is also the Jt. Secy., All Assam Kho-kho Association,
General Secy, Guwahati District Kho-kho Association, coach at
Guwahati Kho-Kho Coaching Centre at Sarusaji Stadium as well as
National Referee of Kho-kho and Kabaddi. Prafulla Gogoi is an
ace baseballer who has represented India several times. He is
with the Assam Police.
After inauguration of the office everyone proceeded to the
Kho-kho match where the Chancellor met the officials and all
team members and wished them the best. Girls from the stadium
were invited for an exhibition match where USTM students also
took part including the sports officer. This was followed by the
inauguration of baseball by the USTM Chancellor by hitting the
ball off the slugger. The rules of the game were explained and
an exhibition match was played in which USTM students too
participated with great enthusiasm.
Earlier, the Aesthetic Zone was inaugurated in the morning which
was attended by several students. Here basic stretching and yoga
was taught to the students by the Sports Coordinator Jadav
Thakuria. The students were also informed about the ongoing
sports registration process at USTM.
The event ended with handing over of tokens of appreciation by
the Chancellor of USTM to each of the players from Kho-kho and
Baseball teams for their valuable contribution in making the
event successful. A registration system has been put in place
for the students who can register for morning and evening
sessions as well as select specific games as well.