GHG Khalsa Institutes, Gurusar Sadhar, organised its 63rd Annual Athletics Meet here today. The mega event was a joint venture of the three sister institutes - GHG Khalsa College, GHG Khalsa College of Education and College of Pharmacy, Gurusar Sadhar.
Dr GS Khush, an eminent rice breeder of international fame was the chief guest on the occasion.
The athletics meet began with the flag hoisting cere≠mony. A graceful and rhyth≠mic march past , synchronis≠ing with the band was performed by the sportspersons and students of the three colleges. The chief guest took the salute of the march past. Veerpal Kaur, veteran athlete of the degree college, performed the oath- taking ceremony following which the chief guest declared the 63rd Annual Athletics Meet open.
Various track and field events were organised dur≠ing the sports meet. The best athletes from the three col≠leges were Pardeep Singh, Gulbagh Singh, Satinderpal Singh, Verpal Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur and Yaddeep Kaur.
Dr SS Deol, principal, GHG Khalsa College, gave a brief account of the sports and aca≠demic achievements of the three institutes.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Khush congratulated Manjit Singh Gill, president of the managing committee, for following the footsteps of his father, Bakhtawar Singh Gill, and leading the insti≠tutes in the same spirit towards excellence in all the fields. Dr Khush expressed his concern over the extreme corruption in India and appealed to the young gener≠ation to vote sensibly and elect good leaders to save the future of the nation.
A brief cultural pro≠gramme, including items of bhangra, malwai giddha and gatka enthralled the audi≠ence. The college governing council honoured the gatka team led by S Jaspal Singh and S Vishal Singh with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000.