Vice-Chancellor of RTM Nagpur University Dr Sidharthvinayak Kane honoured athletes Prajakta Godbole and Nikita Raut who have been selected to represent Indian University athletics team in the World University Games 2019 to be held at Napoli in Italy from July 3 to 14.
The selection trials for the same were held at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences Bhubaneshwar in Odisha and both the athletes have qualified for half marathon and 5000 m event respectively.
Nikita Raut has qualified for half marathon with a timing of 1:19:39.38 seconds. She is the student of Chakrapani Mahavidyalaya. Similarly Prajakta Godbole, a student of RM Patel College Bhandara clocked 17:05.24 seconds in 5000 m event.
A small function was organised by VC’s office in which he wished them good luck. He promised them to give all the necessary help to participate in the prestigious World University Games.
Registrar Dr Neeraj Khatty, Finance Officer Hiwse, Dr Kawadkar, Dr Pramod Sharma, Dr Yashwant Patil, along with Dr Dhananjay Welukar, Dr Sharad Suryavashi, Ravindra Tong, Prof. Atmaram Pande and others were present on the occasion.