A record number of over 2100 students from 26 universities and colleges from all over UAE participated in the 14th GMU Annual Sports Festival 2015, which concluded with a grand Prize Distribution Ceremony at its campus in Ajman.
The festival was held under the patronage of Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President Board of Governors of GMU.
Twenty Six Colleges & Universities from all over the UAE participated in the weeklong festival and vied for the top spots in Cricket, Football, Basketball, Badminton Volleyball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Throw ball, Squash and Swimming tournaments. Thumbay Group UAE was the Platinum Sponsor & KEF Holdings International, the Gold Sponsor for the festival.
The festival was held in collaboration with Body & Soul Health Club and Spa. The grand sports event is held each year keeping in view the philosophy of Gulf Medical University “Healthy Body for a Healthy Mind” & to instill the spirit of Sportsmanship and healthy competitive attitude among the students, stated Prof. Ishtiyaq Ahmed Shaafie, Chairman of GMU Sports Committee.
GMU Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj was the Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Ceremony. Other guests during the colorful ceremony included Deans and Directors of constituent colleges of Gulf Medical University, Sports Directors and officials from all participating institutions. A total of 64 Trophies, 1000 medals & 1000 certificates were handed over to the winners & participants in various tournaments.
Sports representative from GMU presented a report during the concluding ceremony. He thanked the constant support, inspiration and guidance of the university president Thumbay Moideen and Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj. We have witnessed an increase, not only in terms of number of institutions and students but more importantly in the level of competition over the years. Gulf Medical University has always believed in inculcating sportsmanship enabling overall personality development amongst the students. We wish to thank our partnering institutions who have been participating in big numbers. This shows the popularity of GMU Sports Festival, he said amidst loud cheers from the students.
The following institutions participated in this year’s edition of the festival – Ajman University of Science & Technology, American University of RAK, American University of Sharjah, BITS Pilani Dubai, Canadian University in Dubai, City College International, Ajman, City University College Ajman, College of Allied Health Sciences, GMU, College of Dentistry, GMU, College of Graduate Studies, GMU, College of Medicine, GMU, College of Pharmacy, GMU, Emirates Aviation University, Heriot Watt University, Horizon of Knowledge, Sharjah, Institute of Modern Technologies, International College of Law, Business Administration & Technology, London American City College, Manipal University Dubai, Murdoch University, Dubai, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Sharjah, University of Wollongong, Dubai, Victoria College, Sharjah, and Wisdom Business School, Ras Al Khaimah.
Winners in various categories are:
CRICKET– Boys: RUNNER UP: MANIPAL UNIVERSITY WINNER: EMIRATES AVIATION UNIVERSITY
Man of the Match: Mr. IMRAN (from Emirates Aviation University)
Best Batsman: Mr. WAQAS (form Ajman University of Science & Technology)
Best Bowler: Mr. ADIL (Manipal University)
CRICKET– Girls: RUNNER UP MANIPAL UNIVERSITY WINNER: BITS Pilani
Player of the Match: Ms. PRASHANTI (from BITS Pilani)
Best Batswoman: Ms. NARMEEN (from GMU)
Best Bowler: Ms. TANIA (from BITS Pilani)
FOOTBALL– Boys: RUNNER UP: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Ras Al Khaimah
WINNER: CANADIAN UNIVERSITY
RUNNER UP: GMU WINNER: HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY
BASKETBALL – Boys
RUNNER UP: CANADIAN UNIVERSITY WINNER: UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
BASKETBALL – Girls
RUNNER UP: City University College Ajman WINNER: MANIPAL UNIVERSITY
BADMINTON – Boys
RUNNER UP: EMIRATES AVIATION UNIVERSITY WINNER: BITS Pilani
RUNNER UP: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, SHARJAH WINNER: HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY
TABLE TENNIS – Boys
RUNNER UP: Rochester Institute of Technology WINNER: BITS Pilani
TABLE TENNIS – Girls
RUNNER UP: MANIPAL UNIVERSITY WINNER: BITS Pilani
THROWBALL – Girls
RUNNER UP: VICTORIA COLLEGE WINNER: BITS Pilani
VOLLEYBALL – Boys
RUNNER UP: VICTORIA COLLEGE WINNER: UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
SQUASH – Boys
RUNNER UP: BITS Pilani WINNER: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, SHARJAH
SQUASH – Girls
RUNNER UP: BITS Pilani WINNER: GMU
SWIMMING – Boys
RUNNER UP: UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH WINNER: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
SWIMMING – Girls
RUNNER UP: HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY WINNER: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
TENNIS – Boys
RUNNER UP:AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH WINNER: BITS Pilani
TENNIS – Girls
RUNNER UP: GMU WINNER: BITS Pilani