VC Islamia College awards cash, gold medal to International Table Tennis player Fahad Khawjah

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PESHAWAR, Jan 28 (APP):Vice Chancellor Islamia College
University Professor Dr. Habib Sunday honored Pakistan No. 1 International
Table Tennis player Fahad Khawjah Chitrali for winning triple crowns in the
recently held National Master Cup Table Tennis Championship besides winning
medals in international event.
“We are proud enough that Fahad is our student and like him
Islamia College, which is the historical education institution of country also
produced world class sportsmen who bring laurels for the country,” Professor
Dr. Habib told APP when he calls on Fahad Khawjah.
Besides the Vice Chancellor, Director General Sports
Irfan Ullah Marwat, Registrar Dr. Tauqeer Alam, Dr. Naveed Abbas, Dr. Zafar
Hayat and Chief Proctor Professor Dr. Javed Iqbal were also present. He lauded
Fahad Khawjah, a 12 grade student for winning such a great credential in the
international Table Tennis circuit.
Professor Dr. Habib also awarded Fahad Khawjah gold medal
and cash incentives to Fahad Khawjah of recently winning the double crowns in
the National Table Tennis Championship besides remaining at KP No. 1 in the age
of seven and in the age of 12 he declared as the youngest even national Table
Tennis Champion.
Fahad Khawjah, son of a renowned and senior journalist
Nadir Khawjah, got first position in Under-14, Under-15, Under-17 and Under-18
age grounds. Fahad Khawjah also represented Pakistan in China, Sri Lanka,
India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Qatar, Uman and Iran.
In his younger age Fahad won singles gold medal, doubles
and team event gold before being declared as the triple crowns winners against
their strong rivals from different departments. Looking after his tremendous
performance the Pakistan Table Tennis Federation selected Fahad Khawjah in the
forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Cost, Australia.
Professor Dr. Habib ensured Fahad Khawjah that he would
be fully facilitated and his achievements would be marked so that other
students would follow him and achieve name and fame for the country
internationally.
He said the students of Islamia College University is
serving the country since its establishment and hopefully more talent like
Fahad Khawjah would come up in other games as well. He also appreciated
Director General Sports Irfan Ullah Marwat as in his supervision the students
of Islamia College University have been achieving great name for this
historical institution, province and for the country.
He said the management of the Islamia College University
is working with great devotions and wants to bring this historical institution
according to international day need.
The present govt, he said, giving top priority to
education and sports and certainly efforts have been made to provide best
educational and sporting facilities to their students. He assured Fahad Khawjah
that he would be looked after in both education and sports so that he could win
back more laurels for the country.
At the end, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Habib awarded
gold medal and cash incentives to Fahad Khawjah on behalf of the Islamia
College University management.