Mohammad Borhan Uddin, a 4th year student of Bachelor (Honours) Department of Islamic History and Culture became the champion in the annual sports competition of Dhaka University (DU) Sir AF Rahman Hall.

The joint runner-up was the 2nd year graduate (Honours) student of Islamic Studies Department. Zakir Hossain and Master’s students of Pali and Buddhist Studies Department. Najibul Islam. University Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Professor Dr. Muhammad Samad inaugurated the competition as the chief guest at the central playground on Saturday morning.

After the game, the University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) Professor Dr. ASM Maqsood Kamal distributed the prizes among the winners as the chief guest.

Professor Sir AF Rahman Hall Principal. In the event chaired by KM Saiful Islam Khan, advisor of physical education center. Asim Sarkar, director of the center. Principals of various halls, resident teachers and students were present along with Shahjahan Ali.

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Samad referred to sports activities as an integral part of a healthy life and said, ‘Students’ participation in sports and cultural activities is essential to keep the body and mind healthy. He said, students should improve their skills by regularly participating in various sports competitions of the university.

He expressed optimism that the students will play a role in increasing the reputation of the university and the country in the field of sports by having the spirit of the Great Liberation War and non-sectarian values.

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) Professor Dr. ASM Maqsud Kamal emphasized on maintaining the excellence of Dhaka University students in sports and cultural arena. He urged the students to increase their capacity by participating in co-educational programs to develop themselves as complete human beings besides gaining reputation in education and research.

It is to be noted that in the annual sports competition of Sir AF Rahman Hall, teachers, officials, employees and volunteers also participated in a total of 20 events.

(21 January/SK)