Colorful Beginning for ICAR South Zone Sports -2015

 The ICAR Inter-Institutional Sports Tournament – 2015 (South Zone) kicked off at Maharaja’s  College Grounds, Ernakulam Cochin on 25 May, 2015.  The tournament is being hosted by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin. About 600 participants from 25 ICAR institutions in the southern states Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are participating in the tournament. The tournament is being held in three different venues including Maharaja’s College grounds and Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium.


Dr. K.N. Raghavan, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Cochin declared the tournament open in the inaugural  function presided over by Dr. Ravishankar C.N., Director, CIFT, Cochin.  Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Raghavan opined that sports play an important role in moulding a complete person with a healthy mind and healthy body. While welcoming the participants, Dr. Ravishankar explained about the genesis of ICAR Sports tournaments in the Golden Jubilee Year of ICAR in 1979 when the then Director General of ICAR Dr. M.S. Swaminathan instituted the tournament as per the proposal given by CIFT, Cochin. While offering felicitations, Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI, Cochin hoped that the tournament will set new records. After the oath taking ceremony, Dr. P. Pravin, Organizing Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.


Dr. Raghavan, IRS, Commissioner of Customs hoisting the flag, in presence of Dr. Gopalakrishnan, Dr. Pravin and Dr. Ravishankar


Dr. Raghavan declaring the tournaments open. On the dais are Shri R.C. Sinha, Director, CIFNET, Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI, Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, CIFT and Dr. P. Pravin, Organizing Secretary


The tournament will conclude on 29th May, 2015 with the prize distribution ceremony. Shri T.C. Yohannan, Olympian and Arjuna Awardee will be the Chief Guest of the  function.

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