Prof Verma takes charge as VC of Aniruddhadeva Sports University
Published on July 9, 2020 | News Source: Javed Hussain
Dibrugarh, July 9: Proffessor Jai Prakash Verma today took charge as the first Vice-Chancellor of the Sri Sri Aniruddhadeva Sports University coming up at Chabua , which is the first sports university of its kind in Assam.
With the aim to boost all round development of sporting activities in the state of Assam in a scientific way, the university was established by the Government of Assam vide the Assam Sri Sri Anuruddhadeva Sports University Act of 2018 .
In connection with this, a felicitation ceremony was held in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Dibrugarh to felicitate the newly-appointed Vice-chancellor.
Addressing the meeting, Prof Jai Prakash Verma thanked the Government of Assam for considering him eligible to take up this great task. He said he hoped to complete 90 per cent of the infrastructure development works of the university within the next three years.
On the other hand, he also elaborated on the four verticals he plans to adopt in the future course of action, first of which is knowledge creation and doing research in the field of sports, secondly, to identify new sports talents and train them in a scientific manner, thirdly, nurturing and grooming of budding players from the age of seven onwards and finally, to motivate every section of people from the society to stay physically active for a healthy society.
He also admitted that the positive vibes he received from the Chief Minister of Assam and from each and every delegate present in the meeting from different sections had given a boost to his morale to proceed towards successful completion of the mission entrusted on him. The office of the Sri Sri Aniruddhadeva Sports University will function from the second floor of the office of the District Industries and Commerce centre, Dibrugarh for the time being.
The meeting, which was presided by Registrar, Sri Sri Aniruddhadeva Sports University cum Dibrugarh District Development Commissioner Sanjoy Dutta , was also addressed by MLAs Binod Hazarika and Rituparna Baruah, Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council CEM Dipuranjan Makrari, Assam Olympic Association Assistant Secretary cum DDSA general Seceretary Niranjan Saikia.
MLA Chabua Binod Hazarika said it was a moment of pride for all the sports lovers of Assam. He said the mission of establishing Sports University could be successfully completedwith the collective efforts from all sections of the people . MLA Rituparna Baruah said that it was like a dream come true under the able leadership of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and he shall render all sort of help and cooperation for successful completion of the same.
Assam Olympic Association Assistant Secretary and DDSA General Seceretary Niranjan Saikia expressed his gratitude to Prof Jai Prakash Verma for taking charge as the Vice Chancellor amidst the Corona crisis and also thanked Chief Minster of Assam for keeping his commitment to the people of Assam.