KARACHI: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology and Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) to promote sports among the youth in Karachi.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by the officials like Chancellor SSUET, Jawaid Anwar, Vice Chancellor SSUET, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque, Convenor Sports, Waqas Jawaid Bukhari, General Secretary AMUOBA, Muhammad Arshad Khan, Advisor to chancellor Siraj Khilji, Director Sports, Mubashir Mukhtar, Chairman KHA, Gulfaraz Ahmed Khan, Senior Vice President KHA, Dr. S. Majid, Senior Joint Secretary KHA, Javeed Iqbal, Member Executive Committee AMUOBA, Qazi Nasar Abbas etc.. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said, “Sport has the power to change the world and unite communities together, eliminating all types of discrimination and prejudices.” MoU between the two organizations was signed to ensure that students develop their physical and motor capacities to lead active and healthy lives in the society.
It addresses the challenges being faced by the youth in the society that prevent them grow. “Sir Syed University has committed itself to take care of its students’ health and their physical activeness,” Chancellor Jawaid Anwar added. Sports Convenor, SSUET, Waqas Jawaid Bukhari said the bond between Sir Syed University and Karachi Hockey Association is longstanding and strong. Sir Syed University played too many match on KHA ground. Sir Syed University has reserved seats against sports quota.
Pointing to the lack of funds, Chairman KHA, Gulfaraz Ahmed Khan said youth of Pakistan has great talent and potential. If they were given chances and provided with sufficient funds, they can deliver best performance. With resolve to work together in areas of common interest, it has been agreed between the two parties to allow students, faculty and the staff of Sir Syed University to park their vehicles in KHA premises.
According to the terms of MoU, KHA will groom SSUET students in sports particularly in hockey and facilitate them in other healthy activities. Regular upkeep, lighting arrangement shall be made by KHA, while security arrangements/watchmen for parking during daytime will be provided by SSUET. Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali and Gulfaraz Ahmed Khan, Chairman KHA signed the MoU on behalf of Sir Syed University and Karachi Hockey Association