Muzamil Hussain of B.Com 3rd semester emerged the new Road race champion by winning the Islamia college annual road race in record timing of 14:50:630 minutes. The race which started from Nishat and culminated at Duck Park foreshore road saw an overwhelming participation of 153 students of the college.
The well organised race was inaugurated by Prof. Muzafar Ahmed Khan the principal of the college. The accompanying teachers besides keeping vigil on the participants encouraged and cheered them enroute. Suhail Nisar of B.Com 3rd semester and Mohsin Farooq of B .Com 1st Semester secured 2nd and 3rd positions respectively by recording timings of 15:18:790 and 15:45:853.
The 4th and 5th places were secured by Abid Bashir and Muzaffar Hussain of B.Com 5th semester respectively, clocking the timings of 15:46:249 and 16:11:708. In his address to the participants the Chief Guest (principal) insisted on them to whole heartedly participate in sports and adventure activities organised by the college on daily basis besides attending their academic classes regularly to keep both their body and mind fit. Prof. Shamim, Prof. Nasreen, Prof.Mehraj ud Din Gogloo, Prof. Nofiya Yousuf and several other members of the college non teaching staff were also present and let their helping hand in the smooth conduct of the race.
In a small but impressive award distribution function the winners were given medals by the principal and accompanying guests. On this occasion the principal was presented with a momento by the college sports and hikes committee and department of Physical Education of the college for his valuable contributionto the sports infrastructure of college. Convenor Sports and Hikes Committee Prof. Shamim Ah Shamim presented the vote of thanks to the participants media and the accompanying staff on the conclusion of the event.
The event was organised by the department of Physical Education under the overall supervision of Dr. Altaf Ur Rehman Director Physical Education of the college.
The cycle race for the college students is scheduled to be held on 28th April (Saturday), from Nehru Park to Naseem Bagh Hazratbal.