Leh: A one day national workshop on anti-doping awareness in sports was conducted Tuesday at University of Ladakh.
It was organised by the Department of Physical Education & Sports, University of Ladakh, Leh Campus in collaboration with National Anti-doping Agency, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, and Department of Youth Services and Sports, Union Territory of Ladakh.
The objective of the workshop was to educate the participants about the importance of fair play, the risks associated with doping, and the need to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship.
Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department UT of Ladakh, Padma Angmo was the chief guest for the inaugural programme. In her address, she compared doping in sports with cheating in examination, which kills the very principles of the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play in sports.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. K. Mehta presented the welcome address and highlighted the importance of conducting such a workshop in the University.
Dean Students Welfare, University of Ladakh, Dr. Jigmat Dachen, and presented the overview of the workshop.
During the inaugural programme, Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department, UT of Ladakh, Padma Angmo and District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Leh, Tsering Tashi, formally handed over the sports equipment worth 40 Lacs under Special Development Package to the University of Ladakh. The equipment consists of Ice Hockey, Archery, MTB, Yoga Mats, Tracksuits and Boxing etc.
The resource person for the workshop was the Dope Control Officer, National Anti-doping Agency, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, and Government of India, Yogesh Sharma. He conducted several informative sessions throughout the day, covering a wide range of topics such as Doping control procedures and testing protocols, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regulations, and the Prohibited List and Consequences of doping violations, including sanctions and bans.
Special Practical demonstrations of the doping control process were conducted to familiarize participants with the procedures involved. Participants actively engaged in discussions and asked questions, demonstrating their eagerness to learn and comply with anti-doping regulations.
Similarly, Joint Director, Youth Services & Sports Department, UT Ladakh, Moses Kunzang, was the chief guest for the valedictory session. He distributed the certificates among the participants and applauded the Department of Physical Education & Sports, University of Ladakh for conducting the workshop.
Later, Assistant Professor, Physical Education, Sonam Gyatso presented the vote of thanks.
The workshop was attended by Physical Education teachers of the Department of Youth Services and Sports of Leh and Kargil, Colleges Directors of Physical Education and Sports from the GDC Kargil, GDC Zanskar, GDC Nubra, GDC Khaltse, GDC Drass, EJM College, Leh, representatives from the Sports Federations and Association of Ladakh, students and faculty members of the University of Ladakh.
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