16th July 2018, Jalandhar: Two-Day 5th Students Olympic National Games (2018-19) were concluded on July 14th at Lovely Professional University (LPU), where 1500+ KG to PG students in age groups of under 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25 and 28 from all states of India had participated. Ten competitions were held for Taekwondo, Wushu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Judo, Chess, Carrom, Yoga, Karate, and Boxing in all age groups. 100 Gold, 100 Silver & 100 Bronze Medals were bestowed upon winners, Runner-Ups and 1st Runner-Ups in all age groups and events. The state of Haryana declared has been declared Overall Winner; Maharashtra 1st Runner-Up; and, Punjab 2nd Runner-Up for their cumulative scores in all competitions. Having perfect chess-skills including Eye for Error, Visualization, Pruning, Pattern Recognition and more; Amaira Mittal became ‘Chess Champion’ in her age group by proving all-round excellence. Her performance was applauded by one and all. More than 50 officials and referees from all across India had judged the competitors.
The ‘Games’ were organized at two venues of LPU by the Students Olympic Association, India, which focuses on the overall growth of a child. The association provides the best and all-round area of development in students’ community from KG to PG. Association President Dr. BK Vanar and General Secretary Dr. Pardeep Bhardwaj informed that the purpose of the association is to develop children and students mentally, socially and physically strong from initial phases of their school level. Moreover, all competitions are organized under one flag and so this increases communal harmony in the country. There are three ways for a student to get success ‘Education, Sports and Cultural Activities’ and association provides opportunities for the same. LPU Director General Er HR Singla had declared the games open on the inaugural day.
Felicitated by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and many awards to her credit, ‘Yoga Expert’ from Pune Dr. Manali A. Deo shared: “While judging students in different competitions, I can say firmly that with the help of these games, students can keep themselves fit and fine and remain away from intoxicants and other ills. We all know that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body and by such participation and competitions they will certainly glorify India."