Meghalaya: Equestrian Club inaugurated at USTM campus
The University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) launched a Horse Riding Club at its campus in Baridua, Ri Bhoi on April 10.
Rakesh Sethi, Deputy Inspector General, Group Centre, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Guwahati graced the event as the Chief Guest.
Other dignitaries included Col. Shomir Bhatnagar, Officer-in-Charge, 47, Assam R&V Squadron NCC, Sayed Ali, State Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt of India, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM and Prof GD Sharma, VC, USTM among others.
Addressing the gathering, Hoque said, “It has been scientifically proven that the sport of horseback riding has many therapeutic qualities which provide both physical and mental health benefits.”
“Horse riding also opens up new career opportunities for the participants and also gives them an upper hand in job opportunities especially in Civil Service, Sports, Defence and Police Department,” he added.
Speaking as the chief guest, Rakesh Sethi, congratulated the entire USTM family for this holistic initiative, that will help the students to become ably fit to face any challenges in the world.
The USTM Riding Club will not be limited only to the university students but will be accessible to everyone across the Nation.
It may be noted that elephant rides will also be available in the USTM campus soon.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)