Rally Drivers to acquire first aid skills from Victoria University Uganda


By Xpress Times Uganda

In a bid to strengthen relationship with the sports fraternity in Uganda, Victoria University will spend millions of money to equip local rally drivers with first aid skills.

This according to University will go along in helping the drivers from spending monies on minor injuries treatment. This comes as an offer from the institution free of charge for drivers ahead of the Total Kabalega Rally scheduled to take place in Hoima between 17 and 20 October, 2019.

The pledge to support the rally fraternity was made when sport officials visited the University to discuss the details of the growing working relationship.

The University Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N Sharma said that the University has designed a four hour short course training that will be offered to rally drivers and their navigators.

Dr. Sharma said the University is well connected with motorsport because the University promoter Rajiv Ruparelia a few months ago kick-started his rallying career and he is doing well.

Rajiv recently graduated to the Club Man Rally Championship (CRC) category in the National Rally Championship (NRC) events.

“I have always felt ripe to take on the big competition, but am glad I can finally join. If the rules allow, then we shall be able to take on the Fort Portal event,” Rajiv said after getting the news of the promotion.

The Kabalega Rally is the penultimate round of this year’s National Rally Championship. A total distance of 303 kilometers will be covered for the rally.

The partnership with motorsport is not an act of isolation; the Ruparelia Group owned-university has in the recent past signed MoUs with Uganda Cricket Association and basketball association.

Uganda Cricket players, both girls and boy, now have an opportunity to further their education at no cost at Victoria University.

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