Poona College of Arts, Science, and Commerce recently organized a series of sports competitions to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand. The event, known as National Sports Day, took place from August 21st to August 29th, following the guidelines of the University Grants Commission, Ministry of Education, and the Government of India.
The National Sports Day celebration at Poona College was conducted in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports & Youth Services, Maharashtra State, and the Office of District Sports Officer, Pune. This momentous occasion witnessed enthusiastic participation from athletes, teachers, and competitors, all of whom took a pledge to promote the Fit India initiative
During the prize distribution ceremony, several dignitaries were honored for their contributions to the world of sports. The event was graced by the presence of Principal Prof. Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh, Vice Principal Dr. Iqbal Shaikh, Junior College Vice Principal Imtiaz Agha, Supervisor Naseem Khan, Vice President of Gymkhana Department Musharraf Hussain, and Head of Sports Department Dr. Ayaz Shaikh. Notably, Dhairyasheel Salunkhe, who secured a silver medal for Pune University in the Khelo India University level weightlifting competition and represented India in the Asian Archery Cup, was felicitated.
The occasion was also attended by key figures such as NSS Program Officer Dr. Akbar Sayyed, Shaikh Ashad, Sports Teacher Imran Pathan, Dr. Gulab Pathan, Zuber Patel, Dr. Salim Maniyar, Dr. Fazil Shaikh, Imran Mirza, Dr. Shakir Saeikh, Dr. Baba Shaikh, Farooq Shaikh, Mosin Shaikh, and Husnuddin Shaikh.
The successful execution of this program was made possible by the significant contributions of the students, teachers, and staff of the National Service Scheme (NSS). Poona College's dedication to celebrating National Sports Day not only pays homage to Major Dhyan Chand but also promotes a culture of fitness and sportsmanship among its students and the wider community.