2 day Hostel games conclude here

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Lucknow, Mar 15 (UNI) Two day residential sports hostel games to mark the 74th birth anniversary of Late Kanshiram came to an end here today.

On the directives of the sports department, the regional sports office here had organised a 2 day residential hostel sports events of Hockey, Volleyball and Football.

A cross country race for men/women and boys/girls were also organised this morning that was flagged off by sports and youth welfare minister Ayodhya Prasad Pal.

In the 21 km long race for men/women, Santosh Patel of Varanasi and Priti N Rai (Bangluru) won the top places respectively and a purse of Rs 25,000 each. In the same events Arvind Yadav and Vijay Kr Bharti got Rs 20,000 and 10,000 for grabbing the second and third places in the men's section, while in the women's section these places were went to Sukanya Mal and Sangita Yadav respectively.

In the boys/girls 10 km race Suresh Patel and Archana Pal won the first prize of each event and awarded with a cash prize of Rs 15,000 each. Ranjit and Surendra Pal respectively remained on second and third places of boys category, while in the girls category Kavita Patel and Sagita Yadav remained on second and third places respectively.

Besides this a number of consolation prizes of Rs 2,000 each were also given.

In hockey final today Lucknow hostel beat Varanasi hostel 4-0.

Faizabad hostel won the title of Volleyball beating Banda Hostel at 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23. The top place of Football went to Varanasi Hostel when they beat Lucknow Sports College 3-0.

The sports minister later declared the events as closed.

Thanking the sports minister, the director of sports Pramod Kumar lauded the efforts of the state government for giving much needed co-operation for the upliftment of sporting activities in Uttar Pradesh.

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