Former Indian basketball captain attends sports festival at Nanda Engineering College

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The 23rd Sports Day was held at Nanda Engineering College, Erode. Sri Nanda Educational Trust chairman V Shanmugan presided over the function.

S Nandakumar Pradeep, secretary of the trust and S Thirumurthy, secretary, Nanda Educational Institutions, presided over the function. Former Indian basketball captain Padma Shri Anita Baldurai graced the occasion as a special invitee and inaugurated the event with the hoisting of the flag. In the men's category, Electronics and Communication Engineering won the overall championship and the women's computer engineering and science division won the overall championship. The second place was bagged by Computer Science and Engineering in the Men's category and the Electrical and Electronics in the Women's category. 

Former Indian basketball captain Padma Shri Anita Baldurai felicitated the winners of the tournament. 

She said: In the last four years, our country has made tremendous progress in the field of sports. She said the 4% reservation in education and employment for students who excelled in sports is a testimony to this. Therefore, students should set a goal for themselves and broaden their search. If we turn the obstacles faced into stepping stones and move towards the goal, our success and appreciation will be assured.

Also, in the present scenario, it is necessary to do 45 minutes of exercise daily to perform effectively in all fields like sportspersons. Similarly, if we balance our work and family for a balanced life, our journey of life will be pleasant," said Padma Shri Anita Baldurai.

Dr. S. Arumugam, Chief Educational Officer, Nanda Educational Institutions, A.K. Velusamy, Executive Officer, Nanda Technology Campus, Heads of Departments, Professors, students and others participated in the function. Earlier, Dr. U.S. Regupathy, Principal, welcomed the gathering. S Lakshmanan, Director of Physical Education proposed vote of thanks.

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