SRINAGAR- A two-day Inter-college Athletic Championship for Men/Women 2022 was on Monday inaugurated at the Islamic University of Science and Technology in Awantipora.
The event is organized by The Directorate of Physical Education & Sports, IUST and is a first-of-its-kind event held in Kashmir. About two hundred participants, both boys and girls from different colleges of the valley are participating in the championship.
The two-day championship will include short/middle and relay races, Long Jump, Shot Put, and Javelin Throw. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Shakil Ahmed Romshoo (Vice-Chancellor, IUST) who was the Chief Guest at the event. Prof. Naseer Iqbal (Registrar, IUST) was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
On this occasion, Prof. Shakil A Romshoo said, “With the world-class sports infrastructure available, IUST endeavours to organize such sports events in the future as well. The recent para-athlete meet held at the varsity was also first ever para-athlete meet in Kashmir. In near future, we plan to organize mega sports events with participation from other parts of the country. Such sports events also will help to develop a sense of leadership among the students.”
“The focus is on the development of sports and empowerment of youth through sports and physical activities. This two-day event make us witness the unmatchable sports spirit among the college boys and girls who very enthusiastically participated in different events of the championship,” said Prof. Naseer Iqbal.
“Sports are essential for overall development of the youth. Events like this allow us to chisel the best among our athletes,” said Dr. Hilal A Rather, Assistant Director, Directorate of Physical Education & Sports
The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the participating athletes for their exemplary efforts and distributed prizes among them. Dean Academic Affairs, Finance Officer, and other Heads and Deans were also present on this occasion.
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