‘National Sports Day’ prize distribution



Aligarh : Students from Aligarh based schools, colleges and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) received prizes and certificates for participating in hockey and volleyball matches and bouts of wrestling and arm wrestling in the recently concluded AMU Games Committee Outreach programme to observe the ‘National Sports Day’ and ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations.

Distributing prizes at the AMU Hockey Ground, University alumnus, Zafar Iqbal (Former Indian field hockey captain, Olympian and Padma Shri and Arjuna Award for Hockey recipient) said: “I am reminiscing how as a young student, I started training at the AMU Hockey Ground. I have an emotional connection with this ground as it was from here that I went ahead to represent the Country and become an Olympian”.

He urged student participants to avail the opportunities in sports which have been provided by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi through various Government initiatives.

“We need more sports icons like Zafar Iqbal and Govinda from AMU and I am sure that with dedication and hard work, many more students will be able to represent the Country on the highest levels in various sports” said AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.

He also motivated students to remain fit and adopt sports for healthy lives.

“AMU has start-of-art sports facilities to provide the best opportunities to students”, said the Vice Chancellor.

Prof Syed Amjad Ali Rizvi (Secretary, Games Committee) delivered the welcome address and Prof Ghulam Sarwar Hashmi (President, Hockey Club) extended the vote of thanks.

Mazhrul Qamar conducted the programme.


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