Physical Education Centre
Inaugurated at USTM
Coaching of Different Sports
Introduced at USTM
Mile, Ri Bhoi, 8 May 2018: Coaching on several
sports has been introduced in the University of Science
& Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) with the formal
inauguration of the office of Physical Education and
University Sports Forum yesterday in the presence of
reputed coaches, student players, the Chancellor and the
Vice Chancellor as well as other university officials.
M. Hoque, Chancellor of USTM addressed the gathering and
said that USTM will leave no stone unturned for uplift
of sports among the students. The office of the Physical
Education and University Sports Forum was inaugurated by
The function was graced by two reputed coaches, Govinda
Chandra Kalita the Kho-kho coach and Prafulla Gogoi, the
Baseball coach. The guests were felicitated by Dr RK
Sharma, Vice Chancellor, USTM. Gobinda Chandra Kalita is
a physical instructor and yoga coach who is also the Jt.
Secy., All Assam Kho-kho Association, General Secy,
Guwahati District Kho-kho Association, coach at Guwahati
Kho-Kho Coaching Centre at Sarusaji Stadium as well as
National Referee of Kho-kho and Kabaddi. Prafulla Gogoi
is an ace baseballer who has represented India several
times. He is with the Assam Police.
After inauguration of the office everyone proceeded to
the Kho-kho match where the Chancellor met the officials
and all team members and wished them the best. Girls
from the stadium were invited for an exhibition match
where USTM students also took part including the sports
officer. This was followed by the inauguration of
baseball by the USTM Chancellor by hitting the ball off
the slugger. The rules of the game were explained and an
exhibition match was played in which USTM students too
participated with great enthusiasm.
Earlier, the Aesthetic Zone was inaugurated in the
morning which was attended by several students. Here
basic stretching and yoga was taught to the students by
the Sports Coordinator Jadav Thakuria. The students were
also informed about the ongoing sports registration
process at USTM.
The event ended with handing over of tokens of
appreciation by the Chancellor of USTM to each of the
players from Kho-kho and Baseball teams for their
valuable contribution in making the event successful. A
registration system has been put in place for the
students who can register for morning and evening
sessions as well as select specific games as well.