The Higher Education and Linguistics Minister, Punjab, Aruna Chaudhary has congratulated the Punjabi University, Patiala for winning the coveted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) trophy. The minister credited the players, coaches, parents, Sports Department and the university authorities for this crowning glory which has seen the university emerging as the top notch university in sports for 7th time.
In a statement here today, the minister said that this trophy has been awarded to the Punjabi University for its par excellence achievements in sports amongst all the universities of the country. The minister termed it as a matter of great pride for Punjab that the MAKA Trophy has been awarded to the University by the President of the country in a glittering award ceremony at New Delhi.
Mrs. Chaudhary also said that it speaks volumes about the sporting prowess of the universities and colleges of Punjab that has resulted in Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Panjab University Chandigarh and Punjabi University Patiala winning the trophy a whopping 43 times.
The minister further said that the Chief Minister, Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to establish a sports university in Patiala which would lead to the sports sector in the state getting a further boost.