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Athlete's pride: The students of Department of Mechanical Engineering receiving the overall shield from basketball Olympian N. Amarnath during the sports day of Indra Ganesan College of Engineering in Tiruchi on Friday
TIRUCHI: “To achieve success in life it is vital to possess a healthy body and mind,” basketball Olympian N. Amarnath said.
Speaking at the valediction of the annual sports day of Indra Ganesan College of Engineering here on Friday, Mr. Amarnath, who was part of the Indian basketball team at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, said that participating in sporting activities helped in keeping the mind and body alert.
“Youngsters should be encouraged to take part in sports regularly. Sports teach valuable life skills and it will be of great help to them in the long run,” he observed. Mr. Amarnath, who skippered the Indian basketball team in the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games, advised the students to strike a right balance between academics and sports. “Youngsters should use college and inter-collegiate level sports meets as a launch pad for future successes,” he added. N. Ashok Kumar, Director of Physical Education, in his annual sports report highlighted the achievements of the students at various tournaments. The Department of Mechanical Engineering bagged the overall championship. Mr. Amarnath gave away the prizes in the presence of T. Ganesan, Chairman of the college; G. Balakrishnan, Director; and V. Rajamani, principal.
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