Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce has done it again! Rizvi College retained the ‘Guru Nanak Dev General Championship Trophy’ for the second time in a row.
The college from Bandra has claimed the top spot out of 650 colleges by scoring 1376 points on the basis of Inter-Collegiate Sports Tournaments, organized by University of Mumbai for year 2010-11.
Out of 18 different sports events, Rizvi College emerged victorious in 11 disciplines including Cricket, Handball (Men & Women), Hockey (Men), Wrestling (Women), Athletics (Men), Softball, Judo (Men & Women), Kho Kho (Men) and Power-lifting (Men) while finished runners-up in three other events and third-place in four events.
The ‘Guru Nanak Dev General Championship Trophy’ is given to the college which does exceedingly well in sports and earn maximum points in a calendar year.
Rizvi Education Society President, Dr Akhtar Hasan Rizvi praised his student’s efforts for claiming the trophy. “It is a proud feeling to have secured the Guru Nanak Dev Trophy for the second successive year. All the credit should go to the boys and girls who have worked hard to get it.
“Sports is an important part of our lives today. It has become a career and kids doing well in respective events and earning medals will only help them in the future,” said Mr Rizvi.
Javed Rizvi, Trustee of the Rizvi Education Society, felt there is a room for improvement. “We have done well in the past. But winning back to back Guru Nanak Dev Trophy is a different feeling, considering we have done very well in all sport. The key is to maintain consistency and improve every year. It is a proud feeling not only for the players but also the management,” said Mr Rizvi.
Sports Director Rajesh Sonawane praised his players for putting up a good show. “We have worked very hard for this specially the players. Winning the trophy two times in row is not easy. We will look for a hattrick in the coming year and put up a much better performance,” said Sonawane.
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