An impressive march past by participating students, with Vice-Chancellor in-charge P. George Victor taking the salute marked the inauguration of Andhra University inter-collegiate athletic meet for men and women at the Alwar Das stadium here on Wednesday.

The SVVP VMC Degree and PG College is hosting the three-day meet in which a few hundreds of students from several colleges affiliated to AU are participating.

Prof. George Victor lit the games flame to formally inaugurate the tournament. He urged sportspersons of AU to perform well and bring glory to the university as well as the country.

Registrar V. Umamaheswara Rao, Principals of AU campus colleges G.S.N. Raju, K. Sreerama Murthy, V. Veeraiah, Kesava Rao, Ganapathi and Radhakrisha, president of the host college’s governing body S.H. Rajendra, secretary S.P. Ravindra, Principal of the host college S. Vijaya Ravindra, Director of Physical Education of AU M. Syam Babu, secretary of the organising committee U. Lawrance and others participated.

Later the competitions were held at the AU Golden Jubilee ground. Men and women students from several colleges are participating in runs, jumps and throws competitions and relay races.