Developing sports culture at Ashoka
Dr Rajat Chauhan, Director, Sports and Exercise at Ashoka University writes about the spirit of sportsmanship at the University and action till now
When the undergraduate students joined Ashoka in September 2014, there was a lot of apprehension whether the University could really be as unique as had been promised to the world. It took all of us a bit of time to settle down. But over last few months, a transformation has started to happen.
Earlier this year, out of a undergraduate batch of 131, forty of them represented the University at an Inter-University Sports Fest in Football, Table Tennis, Chess, Cricket, Volleyball and Handball. They were supported well by another 20 plus Young India Fellows.
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