PESHAWAR:University of Swabi stunned strong Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan in a show match held in connection with the commencement of trials in various educational institutions across the province for the forthcoming National Youth Carnival to be organized in December this year.
Chairman HEC Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad was the chief guest on this occasion and witnessed thrilled packed match. VC University of Swabi Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Ali Khan, Pro VC Prof. Dr. Mukhtiar Alam, VC Women University Swabi Prof. Dr. Khanzadi Fatima Khattak, VC Islamia College University Prof. Dr. Habib Ahmad, former gold medalist athlete and Director Sports UoS Altaf Hussain and large number of students from AWKUM and Swabi University, students of various colleges affiliated with University of Swabi were also present.
The ceremony was started with the recitation from the Holy Quran by Shahan of Micro-Biology, followed by national anthem. There was introduction session with the players. The match was started on fast note with Abdul Wali Khan University won the first set by 23-25.
After winning the first set, Abdul Wali Khan University failed to click in the second set won by University of Swabi at 25-20. When the tally was leveled 1-1 both teams played well and struggled hard for a single point. It was the third and decisive set in which University of Swabi and Abdul Wali Khan University stretched to 29-27. The set was leveled at 6-6, 7-7, 10-10, 12-12, 15-15, 19-19, 20-20, 23-23, 24-24, 26-26, 27-27 and at last University of Swabi won the set by 29-27. There were superb and forceful smashes were witnessed.
At the end of the match, Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed gave away winners and runners-up trophies and urged upon the youth to take active part in healthy sports activities along with their academy engagements. After the presentation ceremony, Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed also inaugurated a well-equipped and newly constructed Gymnasium in the premises of University of Swabi. He also distributed laptop among the students of various faculties under Prime Minister Laptop Scheme.
Talking to reporter, South Asian Gold medalist athlete Altaf Hussain, who represented Pakistan in Russia, South Korea and Malaysia, said that they would take active part in the forthcoming National Youth Carnival.
He said like other institutions trials got under way at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, University of Swabi and all the post graduate colleges affiliated with Universities. He said the organizing committee would also giving financial support for holding the trials. Institutional trials also held in Government Girl Degree College Bacha Khan Peshawar wherein large number students participated in drama, Declamation, Qirat , Naat , Singing , Essay writing, Calligraphy, Painting, Bait Bazi and Photography. Principal Govt Girls Degree College Bacha Khan Mrs. Shaheen said that all facilities would be ensured to the girls to take active part in the trials and after selection they would be part of the National Youth Carnival. Principal and staff appreciated the efforts of the Directorate of Youth Affairs for Youth Development and Growth.
She said this time they have widen up the pool of the National Youth Carnival by involving maximum number students of the colleges, public and private sectors Universities of the KP and rest of the country.
The youth will compete this time in the event like drama, thematic Art, painting, Calligraphy, Short Film, Urdu Singing, English singing, Pashto Singing, Cultural Dance, Music Band, Qiraat, Spelling Bee, Sell-It, Na’at, English Declaration, Urdu Declamation, Urdu Essay Writing, , Pashto Essay Writing, Bait Bazi, Quiz Competition, Business Plan, Ad Making, Stand Up Comedy, Extra Ordinary/Unique Talent, Console Gaming (FIFA-2017), Chess and Spot Photography.