Grand opening of ICAR Sport Tournament for Eastern Zone (TEZ 2016)
Bhubaneswar 6th March 2017.(By Sanjit Kumar Mohanty)– The ICAR Sport Tournament for Eastern Zone (TEZ 2016) was declared open by Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Chief Guest and Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack on 6 th March, 2017 at the sports complex of the institute. The Director emphasized that when competitions are held, it given birth to team spirit. Hence, let an ambience of team spirit pervade over all ICAR Institutes. A total of 375 participants from thirteen ICAR institutes of Eastern Zone were participated in the march-past. The flag bearer of the teams took part in the oath taking ceremony for the spirit of the sportsmanship and game. The tournament torch was lighted by last year's best athlete Shri P.K. Parida. At the end of the opening ceremony the Chief Guest released tri-colour balloons to mark the event. The teams which are participating in TEZ 2016 are ICAR-RC for Eastern Region, Patna; ICAR- RC for NEH, Barapani; ICAR-IVRI, Izzatnagar; ICAR-IINRG, Ranchi; ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore; ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore; ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata; ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar; ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar; ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar; ICAR-NRC on Yak, Dirang; ICAR-NRC for Litchi, Muzaffarpur; and ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack. Dr. S.G. Sharma, Chairman, Organizing Committee and Shri B.K. Sinha, Organizing Secretary addressed the participants while Dr. Sushmita Munda proposed vote of thanks.