DU's love for sport grows faster, higher, stronger

DU's love for sport grows faster, higher, stronger

The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) recently organised the Delhi University Mini Olympic Sports Meet 2013. The week-long contest aimed to promote eight different sports – cricket, football, basket ball, tug-of-war, table tennis, chess, athletics and badminton.

Rashid Alvi, AICC spokesperson, who was invited as chief guest on the first day of the event at Ramjas College, lauded the initiative. “This type of event provide great encouragement to students interested in sports,” he added.

MLA Hari Shankar Gupta, who was one of the guests at the event, had a word of praise for Delhi University Students’ Union president Arun Hooda for showing a “keen interest in extra-curricular activities”.

Hindu College emerged as winners of the basket ball match with Hansraj College as first runners-up. Satyawati College won the tug-of-war. The cricket match was won by Zakir Hussain College, with Dyal Singh College as first runners-up. Garima Goyal from Hansraj College bagged the first place in table tennis (Girls) and Ashwat from Shri Ram College of Commerce won the first prize in the Boys category.

Shamsul Arfeen, a third-year student of Hindu College and captain of the winning basket ball team, exulted: “We are the best team in DU! It was a great feeling to win the title. However, I want to say that we sportsmen are not treated well by some professors. We attend classes and practise our game and yet there are issues of attendance. They should undertand how we are juggling studies with sports.” Are the teachers
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