First Girls Judo Championship begins at SAU

The first Girls Judo Championship has started under the auspices of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam as 120 girls players from 16 Universities of the country are participating in the event.

The players are from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Peshawar, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, the University of Management and Science Technology Lahore, Lahore Garrison University Lahore, University of Lucki Marwat, University of Veterinary Sciences Lahore, Punjab University Lahore, University of Veterinary Sciences Lahore, Superior University Lahore, Khawaja Farid Nawaz University Rahim Yar Khan, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Mehran University Jamshoro, Karachi University, Sir Syed University Karachi and the University of Lahore are competing for the title of champion 2022-23.

On the first day, in the 40 kg category, Rida Ashraf of Punjab University won the medal by defeating Umma Habiba of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Rida Ashraf of Lahore College for Women won the second position in the same category and she got the silver medal by getting the position while Azra of Khawaja Fareed University (KFUEIT) Rahim Yar Khan won the bronze medal and got the third position.

In the 44Kg weight category, Kainat of Garrison University, Lahore won the gold medal by defeating Jawaria Shakeel of Punjab University, Saira of Lahore  University of Management Sciences (LUMS) took the third position and won the brown medal.

In the 48Kg category, Mehroz Gul of Garrison University, Lahore won the gold medal by securing the first position, while Aqsa Khalid of Punjab University secured the silver medal by securing the second position.

In the open category, Monisha Ali of Lahore Garrison University (LGU) won the gold medal by securing the first position, while Noor Saba of Punjab University (PU) secured the silver medal by securing the second position. Fatima of Veterinary University Lahore (UVAS) won the third position and bronze medal, while the competition between the teams continued.

While addressing the opening ceremony, Vice-Chancellor of SAU Dr Fateh Marri said that the women of Sindh have become ‘not a fragile gender, but an iron gender’, who can now change the traditions, He said that the university will provide them more opportunities for healthy activities, and The number of girls in the university is increasing rapidly, to whom SAU will provide more sports opportunities.

Dr Salim Raza Samo, Vice-Chancellor of Quaid e Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST) Nawabshah said that through these kinds of activities, students of the country’s universities will be aware of each other in academic and social fields.

Dr Tayyaba Zareef, Vice-Chancellor of Government College University, Hyderabad (GCUH) said that it is a positive thing that female students from 16 universities of Pakistan have gathered at the SAU at the same time for sports competitions.

Dr Farooq Mateen, Vice-Chancellor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (SBBUVAS) Sakrand said that Sindh Agriculture University has encouraged girls through sports competitions.

Dr Tahmina Mangan, Vice-Chancellor of Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University (BNBWU) Sukkur said that I am happy that my university has become a center for gender equality.

On this occasion, Director Sports Anwar Hussain Khanzada informed the guests about the championship.

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By Arshad Yousafzai

Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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