Sports gala- 2023 organized by SU’s IELL ends
A one day annual sports gala 2023 of the University of Sindh (SU) organized by the Institute of English Language & Literature (IELL) in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports ended here on Friday.
A large number of students from BS-I to BS-IV English linguistics and literature participated in the sports gala. A prize distribution ceremony was held and trophies were given to players and winning teams, while the Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro who graced the closing ceremony with his presence as chief guest, PVC SU campus Thatta Prof. Dr Rafique Ahmed Memon and Director IELL Prof. Dr Muhammad Khan Sangi were decorated with Sindhi ajrak and sport’s cap by the students and faculty members.
Former Director IELL Prof. Dr Tariq Hasan Umrani, Dr. Ellahi Bux Gopang, Dr. Abdul Hameed Panhwar, Dr. Ghulam Ali Buriro, Dr. Faiz Brohi, Dr. Ishrat Ranjhani, Dr. Abdul Fatah Soomro and other faculty members and as many as 3000 Englicans [English students] were present on the occasion.
Addressing the closing ceremony, Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Professor (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro advised students to participate in sports activities so they can improve their physical fitness and academic performance.
He urged teachers to instill in students a sense of faith, discipline, respect, and unity so they could develop into productive members of society.
He said that the sports activities were crucial for students because they needed physical movement to stay mentally healthy and pursued their education for the benefit of the nation.
“The students are the nation's future; consequently, we must do everything in our power to ensure that they are well-equipped to handle the challenges posed by global development”, he said and added that because a healthy body and mind went hand in hand, the varsity had been holding sporting events to help students succeed in maintaining their health and do their best for the country after they were passed out.
Dr Kalhoro asked the students to take part in establishing communication between their teachers and parents. They should prevail upon their parents to coordinate their faculty.
He claimed that the varsity’s alumni were leading the charge to support the younger students in their pursuit of academic and athletic endeavors.
“Due to the hundreds of its athletes who are well-known worldwide for their prowess and talents in sports like hockey, squash, and cricket, Pakistan is a recognized nation in the world of sports”, he said.
He emphasized that only academic development of students wasn’t an answer to the problems the country was facing, but there was a dire need to engage them in extracurricular activities.
Dr Kalhoro said that sports inculcated enthusiasm, spirit and discipline among the students, adding that during the sports gala, the cricket, football, badminton and other games had been added to create sportsman spirit among the students.
“I am elated to witness that the girls of the English institute are also playing cricket in a professional way. My best wishes are with all the players taking part in different games in today's sports gala,” he said.
Dr Rafique Ahemd Memon said that the sports gala had become an important annual festivity of the IELL, adding that the young generation were the future leaders of the country and sports played an important role in grooming the personality.
Dr Muhammad Khan Sangi said that the institute will organize more sports events so as to keep the students physically healthy and mentally fit.