PU honours athletes


Around 30 female players of the Punjab University Sports Department were awarded scholarships for their national and international performances here in a simple but impressive ceremony at the department’s ground on Thursday. Vice Chancellor Punjab University Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran was the chief guest of the ceremony.
On the occasion Attiya Mumtaz and Shamsha Hashami were also present. The Vice Chancellor also presented trophies to the captains and managers of the PU female teams for winning all the four Intervarsity Tournament trophies – handball, hockey, badminton and rowing – which the PU ladies won with flying colours.
The evening started with taekwondo, judo and karate display from girls of different colleges and later scholarship money ranging from Rs 3000 to Rs 8000 and trophies were awarded to the winners of different events.
Shamsa informed that there were 30 scholarships for the year which were now being raised to 52 prominent players while two-Suzuki Bolan were also given for the use of the department.
She further informed that 25 students were given free accommodation while around 41 were given fee concession and now on the recommendation of the Vice Chancellor, two Chinese coaches in athletics and wushu will be joining the department to train the students.
In the end Dr Mujahid praised the efforts of the players and revealed the measures he had taken for the promotion of sports. He also urged the government to reserve at least four percent of the total budget for education.