ISLAMABAD:22 March: Participation in sports develops cooperation, endurance and physical fitness and teaches students discipline, unity and consistency. This was stated by National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Rector Major Gen (r) Masood Hasan while addressing the prize distribution ceremony for the Spring Sports Festival held on Wednesday at the main campus. The rector said: “It is encouraging that despite a busy academic schedule a great number of students participated in different sporting events.” The Spring Sports Festival started on 9th March, during which seven sporting events were organised. These included cricket, football, volleyball and basketball for male participants and basketball, volleyball and handball for female participants.
1,386 students and 102 teams from different university departments participated in the event.
64 teams participated in the cricket tournament, 10 teams in volleyball, 24 teams in football and four teams in the basketball tournament.
The cricket tournament final was bagged by the NUML Stallions while the Warriors were the runners-up, the volleyball (male) tournament was won by Shinning Stars and the volleyball (female) was won by Adroits, a team from the mass communication department. The football tournament was won by the Ravens, a team from the English department. Muhmmad Tufail was declared the Man of the Tournament for cricket, Sadam Hussain was declared the best footballer of the tournament, Marrium Khalid and Faheemullah Khattak were the best players of volleyball in the male and female category, respectively.Pakistan today.