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Athletic Association

Every educational institutions chalks out a programme for the physical and mental health of the students, in addition to the formal education. A balance in physical, mental, and emotional, development is essential for integrated personality. Thus came into existence the "Canning College Athletics Association" (CCAA). The CCAA was formed almost from the date of inception of the Lucknow University in 1921.

In the beginning, the Association was managed by Principal Canning College and General Secretary. Late Dr. S.K. Mookerji well known in the Sports World was the first Secretary of the Association.

Three years after the birth of the Lucknow University i.e. in 1924, the first major change into the routine of CCAA was done. The post of Secretary was split up, and a post of a President and a Treasurer carne into being. The Principal was the ex-officio Chairman.

The first President of CCAA was Late FT. Roy who retired in 1931. Some well-known personalities of the Sports World who guided the activities of CCAA were Chowdhury Mohd. Sultan, Dr. H. L. Dey, Dr. D. N. Majumdar and Dr. S. N. Das Gupta (History) Chairman, CCAA.

The Athletic Association had a humble beginning, but due to the efforts of the above mentioned and some other stalwarts in the sports field its activities spread and it started its journey to a bright future. In the beginning and for quite a few years, finance was the major problem, but these poineer never lost courage, in the true spirit of sportsmen, they managed and managed well. They also built "PARANJPE SPORTS PAVILION" which stands on the Campus today.

Raja Sir Maharaj Singh Ex-Vice-Chancel lor of the Lucknow University-a great Patron and lover of sports and games has donated a number of Trophies to the various Clubs of the Athletics Association.

A big Gymnasium stands in the name of "Sir Maharaj Singh Gymnasium" in the campus. This has helped to create awakening among young atheletes. Sports and Games are essential components, which help in buidling up a healthy intellectual life.

As the involvement of students increased at the University, the Association was again reorganised in 1935. The President's Office was upgraded into Chairman's Office, and each game was placed under the charge of a Teacher President with the Treasurer and Captains.

Prof. N. K. Sidhanta, Prof. B.S. Das Gupta, and Prof. Kali Prasad guided its activities as Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma,The President of India has during tenure at Lucknow University, been the President of Rowing and Swimming Club.

In the year 1955-56, a nucleus of a well-equipped library was formed to perpetuate the memory of Late Mr. M.R. Nayar (For some time Treasurer of the Association).

In the Session 1986-87, the name of CCAA was changed to Lucknow University Athlethic Association. Today LUAA consists of Clubs with a Teacher President and student Captain. The coordination of various activities of all these Clubs is managed with the help of Three Lecturers in Physical Education.
Lucknow University is one of the prestigious and founder member of the Association of Indian Universities and Inter University Sports Board which came into existence in 1941.

In the Session (2000-2001) Sir Maharaj Singh Gymnasium has been fully renovated and equipped with latest technology conditioning machines for the development of strength, flexibility and physical endurance of sports persons. Through conditioning exercises thereby increasing the sports performance.

The Boundary wall of the Paranjpe Sports Pavilion has been rebuilt in the Session (2000-2001) in order to save the ground from trespassers. There is a lush green grass ground, which is fit for playing Football. Hockey, Cricket etc. Athletic Track of standard size has also been laid on the grassy ground.
The Lucknow University Athletic Association has conducted successfully following Sports Programme:

(a) L.U.A.A. conducted Inter-Collegiate Athletic
(b) L.U.A.A. conducted Inter-Collegiate Weight
(c) Lifting/Power Lifting/and Best Physique Competition
(d) Cross Country Races & other athletic events

S. No. Name Department Club Mobile Number
  Prof. Sanjay Gupta Political Science Chairman, LUAA 9452296914
 . Dr. R.B. Singh Physics General Secretary 9415010507
  Dr. Shashi Kannojia Physical Education Treasurer 9450351855
  Dr. Gauri Saxena Botany President- Ladies (Indoor games) Club 9415182051
  Dr. Shashi Kannojia Physical Education President-Ladies (Outdoor games) Club 9450351855
  Dr. S. P. Singh French President- Athletics Club 9450362335
  Dr. Anuraag Srivastava Law President- Chess Club 9453075032
  Dr. Rajendra Verma Philosophy President- Football Club 9452128378
  Dr. Qamar Iqbal Arab Culture President- Kabaddi Club 9451674108
  Dr. Dinesh Kumar Education President- Gymnastics Club 9415064095
  Dr. Neeraj Jain Physical Education President- Softball, Baseball Club 9839836965
  Prof. Sanjay Gupta Political Science President- Badminton Club 9452296914
  Dr. Mahendra Agnihotri Physics President- Handball Club 9415110323
  Dr. Rajeev Manohar Physics President- Table Tennis Club 9415000687
  Dr. O. P. Shukla Defence Studies President- Cricket Club 9450645858
  Dr. Roopesh Kumar Social Work President- Basketball Club 9453020000
  Dr. Durgesh Srivastava Ancient Indian History President- Hockey Club 9450411622
  Dr. S. N. Pandey Botany President- Kho-Kho Club 9335905815
  Mohd. Tariq Physical Education President- Volleyball Club 9415785944
  Dr. Arafat Arab Culture President- Swimming & Diving Club 9451392626
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