A closing ceremony was held at the conclusion of Defence Authority (DA) Inter Schools/Colleges Athletics Championship 2016 held at Rahat Stadium in DHA Phase-VI with great fanfare. Mr. Islahuddin Siddique, former captain and legendary star player of Pakistan Hockey team was the chief guest of the function.
A total of 67 athletes of eight DHA Schools / Colleges participated in different field and track events of the championship. The Principal of the school which organized the event, Ms. Rukhshanda Jabeen in her welcome address highlighted the importance of sports and athletics in students life and said that sports offer an opportunity for students to whet their physical, emotional and social skills.
The chief guest Mr Islahuddin appreciated the strength, speed and talent demonstrated by students during the championship. He added that sports inculcate confidence, discipline and team work in students which is so essential for success in every walk of life.
DA Neelum High School won the coveted championship trophy while DA Model High School Beach View was runners up. Abdullah Naeem of DA Model High School Phase-VII was declared the best athlete of the event. The chief guest awarded trophies and prizes among the winners of the championship.
At the end, Capt (PN) Sajid Mehmood, Additional Director Education DHA presented a souvenir to the chief guest.