Punjab News Express
ROPAR : Rayat Bahra, Ropar Campus, today organised Rayat Bahra inter-campus Premier League-2017 of faculty and staff members. Teams from all the campuses of Rayat Bhara Group participated under the titles of Bahra University Hawks, Rayat Bahra University Tigers, Panipat Eagles, Hoshiarpur Sharks, Ropar Rhinos, Corporate Lions and Patiala Panthers.
Campus Director of Rayat Bahra Ropar Campus Dr Suresh Seth and Vice-Chancellor Rayat Bahra University Mohali Dr Raj Singh declared the tournament open in the presence of Campus Director Hoshiarpur campus Dr DS Bawa, and Director Patiala Campus Dr Piyush Verma.
The teams participated with true sportsmanship, enthusiasm and kept the crowd thrilled. A large number of students, faculty and staff members turned up to cheer the teams. The live commentary by Dr OP Midda, Registrar Rayat Bahra University, added a different taste to the event.
During this event the Chairman of the Group Gurvinder Singh Bahra, who played as captain of the corporate team and scored 21 runs in just 8 balls, emphasised that everyone should participate in sports to keep good health during the hectic schedule of today’s corporate culture. He said “I am a cricket enthusiast and I enjoyed being part of the tournament”. He also praised the true spirits of the teams.
Commenting on the tournament Dr Suresh Seth, Campus Director Rayat Bahra Ropar Campus, said, “We are happy that the cricket tournament has been organised by the Rayat Bahra Group to bring down stress levels of the employees and add a refreshing byte to their lives.” Dr Ajay Goyal, Director Engineering College, said since cricket was a popular sport, the tournament saw enthusiastic participation by everyone and undoubtedly sports event like these encourage team spirit among the employees. Dr Ajay Goyal also played as Captain of the Rayat Bahra Ropar campus.
After winning respective semi-final matches, Rayat Bahra Ropar Campus and Rayat Bahra Hoshiarpur Campus reached the final. Hoshiarpur team after winning the toss elected to bowl first. The Ropar Team scored 136 runs. The Hoshiarpur team initially chased very well but the due to regular fall of wickets tumbled at a meagre score of 75. Ropar team showcased exceptionally good fielding. Finally the Rayat Bahra Ropar Camus walked with the laurels winning the match by 61runs.
Harshdeep Singh Shergil, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, was declared Man of the Match and Karamjit Singh, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, was declared Man of the Series.
The closing ceremony was marked by the prize distribution to the winners. Chairman of the Rayat Bahra Group Institutions Gurvinder Singh Bahra congratulated the Ropar team. He said such tournament helped in developing team spirit and mutual coordination between the employees. He also added that the employees of Rayat Bahra Group should work with the same enthusiasm and true spirits during their office work also.
The event was technically managed by Mahesh Jaitly, Sports officer of the Rayat Bahra Ropar Campus.