VIJAYAWADA: South Zone Inter-University Volleyball (Women’s) Tournament commenced at Andhra National College in Machilipatnam on a grand note on Thursday. Krishna University is hosting the event.
Machilipatnam MP K Narayana Rao inaugurated the event wherein teams from 55 universities in South India are competing with each other. Asserting that sports are equally important as academics for the development of students, the MP recalled that sports help attain physical fitness and inculcate sportive spirit among youths. He felt that such sports events serve as perfect platforms to learn about the culture and traditions of other places.
Krishna University incharge vice-chancellor D Suryachandra Rao expressed his happiness over conducting the zonal level event in the century-old Andhra National College. “The ground has seen players like Mukesh (hockey) and Md Azharuddin playing their respective sports.”
Coloruful march past by the participating teams and cultural programmes remained the highlight of the inaugural. University college principal YK Sundara Krishna was present.