Zahira College Sports Festival a grand success

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Ruzaik Farook

Zahira College Colombo Group of 90 (Past Zahirians) held its Sports Festival 2018 for the 12th consecutive year at the College grounds recently.

The intention of organising a festival of this nature is primarily to foster goodwill among the old boys and to generate funds for the development of the college infrastructure and students’ education and extra-curricular activities.

Deputy Principal of the College Ananda Ponnemperuma was present as a Chief Guest.

The organisers of this festival lined up several events for the old boys as well as for the present students of the college. This year too, they organised A 6 a side Cricket Tournament, 7 a side Soccer Tournament, 7 a side Rugby Tournament, Exhibition Soccer match between G 90 and Old Boys Association, karate display by present students, art competition for school children and fun and games for children.

Soccer Tournament Zahira Veterans received the champion award from Bronze Sponsor Genius Engineering Services Ltd. Senior Manager H.D.R. Janaka, Cricket Tournament Batch 93 received the champion award from Silver Sponsor Gosonic Lanka Ltd. Mohamed Kiyas and Rugby Tournament Stopians Team received the champion award from Clothing Partner Fashion Bug Area Manager Riyas Shabdeen. Also the exhibition soccer match between G90 and Old Boys Association G90 beat Old Boys Association 2 nil.

The Chief Guest Humanitarian Relief Foundation Chairman M.J. Feroz Mohammed, guests of honour Former Zahira College Vice Principal K. Ravindaran, Humanitarian Relief Foundation President I.Y.M. Haniffa, Zahira, Zahira College Principal Trizvi Marikkar, Board of Governors Secretary Alavi Mukthar, G 90 President M.R.M. Razak, Project Chairman M.T.M. Milhan Secretary Shamraz Zuhair, Prefect of Games Muhiseen Ariff, Vice Principal M.T.A. Rauff, OBA President M.U.M. Azmi and G90 officials distributed certificates, gold medals and awards to the winners.