HYDERABAD: The Isra Social Welfare Society of Isra University Hyderabad organised the “Junior Athlete Games – JAG 2015” on the theme “Little angels shine at JAG 2015” here on Wednesday.
A University spokesman informed here on Thursday that world known tallest fast bowler of Pakistan Muhammad Irfan was the chief guest who later distributed prizes among the winners of the games.
“I see many future Muhammad Irfan here amongst us today, the energy and zeal of these children has left me speechless,” said Muhammad Irfan while addressing the participants of the ceremony.
He met all the children and distributed different prizes among them.
He added, “Winning or losing is a part of game, but what sets you apart from others is your courage to face defeat and your persistence to maintain your victory. You all are winners for me and I wish you all the very best of luck!,” he said.
The event consisted of different sporting competitions including, racing, jumping, Tug- of- War, and cricket match to promote the sporting skills of the children while boosting their confidence.
General Secretary, Isra Social Welfare Society Hamza Mallah, while inaugurating the event brought the entire ground to life by gallantly hitting a ball from the test cricketer and welcomed the dignitaries and students attending it.
After inauguration, the kids marched into the ground in the form of groups carrying their respective group flags.
Over 100 children participated in different sporting categories and showcased their abilities in front of a massive crowd gathered to extend their support to the children.
This sports event was organised for kids living an underprivileged life in orphanages like SOS Village, Jamshoro and Dar-ul-Atfal, Hyderabad to give them an opportunity to bring out their inner athletes.