Tedir dedicates sports facilities to RGU

RONO HILLS, Jun 23: Education Minister Taba Tedir inaugurated a mini indoor sports hall and a shooting range in the Rajiv Gandhi University on the occasion of 74th International Olympic Day on Thursday for the university community in which all statutory officers, deans of faculties, faculty members and officers among others were present.

The mini indoor sports hall shall be ‘exclusively’ used for indoor games & sports like badminton, table tennis, carrom, etc.

Tedir, who is also the president of the Arunachal Olympic Association, congratulated RGU for the ‘new additions’ and said these would bring out new talents and provide future Olympians from the State. He also shared how the Assam Rifles have set up a firing range in the Higher Secondary School of Changlang.

Chukhu Apa, IGP-cum-president of Arunachal Shooting Association, shared his experiences with the sport and said that shooting is one of the best forms of meditation. This would definitely benefit the students as well as the faculties to lessen the stress and would help them focus on their careers, he opined.

Prof Amitava Mitra, Pro-Vice Chancellor RGU, also shared that this will be beneficial to both students and the faculties and these additions will definitely bring out players for national and international levels.

Dr NT Rikam, Registrar RGU briefed the importance of these two sports facilities as the university did not have such facilities before. The campus dwellers – employees and students could make best use of it. The inauguration of the shooting range was initiated by Dr Tadang Minu, faculty member of the department of Physical Education.