Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College on the picturesque foothills of Tirumala wore a festive look on Wednesday with the inaugural of the four-day ‘Sixth Inter-Polytechnic Sports, Games, Cultural and Literary’ meet.
The fete, which is being conducted after a gap of five years, has received immense support from students and physical education teachers of 17 agricultural polytechnics across Seemandhra region. Bursting firecrackers and confetti, the event began with the unfurling of the university flag, followed by an impressive march past from the participating contingents.
Dressed in colourful sports attire and led by their group leaders, students put up a mesmerising performance. They were later administered a pledge by one of the members, signifying their commitment to uphold the true spirit of the fete.
Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS) Associate Director of Research T. Giridhar Krishna maintained that participating in college fetes would help the students move away from the rigours of their regular curriculum.
Chief Conservator of Forests M. Ravi Kumar, who presided over as the chief guest of the event, opined that such fetes would exert positive influence on the lives of students. “Participants will have to display qualities like responsibility, hard work, discipline and much more. Besides this, interacting with newer sections of the fraternity would foster a sense of camaraderie,” he added. Advocating the maxim ‘Health is Wealth’, Mr. Kumar further advised the students to involve themselves in sports and other physical activities. Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) Observer and Physical Education Director A. Pratap Reddy, ANGRAU Board Member Sarada Jayalakshmi Devi, S.V. Agricultural College Associate Dean N. P. Eswar Reddy and others took part.