July 28, 2017

Engr Anwer Ali desires to take AIT sports to top of the tree

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By Syed Khalid Mahmood
(Pakistan News & Features Services) 

The Convener of the Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT), Engr Syed Anwer Ali, who is also the Vice President of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), desires to inculcate the famous Aligarhian sporting spirit among the youth of the country to let them excel in sports and education. 

Himself a former first-class cricketer, who was a rare all-round talent being a high quality fast bowler as well as a top order batsman, Engr Anwer Ali remains committed to facilitate the AIT students in their quest for knowledge and sports excellence. 

“Sports used to be one of the strengths of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), established by the great Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, originally as the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875. We are endeavoring to revive the same sports culture at our institutions here having been founded by AMUOBA to furthering the cause,” he remarked in a recent interview. 

It may recalled that the AIT, housed in Block 5 of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, was founded by the AMUOBA in 1989 and five years later they established the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) in the same arena. 

“During my tenure as Secretary Sports (2007-2011) I had turned it around at the SSUET which became proactive in sports and its students started winning laurels at all levels. Now having taken over as the Convener of the AIT in November 2015, I have been making efforts to lay a strong platform for sports studies in order to facilitate our students,” Engr Anwer Ali stated. 

“The majority of the students enrolled at the AIT are in the age group of 18 to 22 years and we are working accordingly to take care of their sports needs besides providing them the best possible facilities for studies. We are among the top educational institutions of the city and we are eager to expand our sports department,” he revealed. 

“We are planning to organize two different sports competitions at the All Karachi level during the current academic year. In the first festival there will be tournaments of cricket, hockey, football and basketball while the other festival will comprise of competitions in indoor games,” Engr Anwer Ali disclosed. 

“Our objective is to take the AIT to top of the tree in the field of sports too among the institutes affiliated to the Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE),” he declared. 

Engr Syed Anwer Ali heads the AIT Managing Committee being its Convener while the other members of the committee are Mohammad Arshad Khan, Mohammad Tariq Sabzwari, Mohammad Aijaz-ul-Yaqin, Syed Nasir Hussain, Iqbal Ahmed Siddiqui, Dr.Saleemuddin Chishti, Aslam Shah Khan and Syed Mohammad Munif.

14 comments

Shardhanand Batra said...
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Kashif Hasan said...

Engineer Anwar Ali is know to me from childhood and I know that sports is his passion. He himself was a star cricket player and posseses humble personality. He always encourages youth to play sports and has a unique style of motivating them i.e. sending cards with his motivational quotes. Luckily I have one which he gave me around 15 years back

"We don't play to get selected or to sign a multi-million rupees deal. We play because that field we knew is what we loved to do. We put in the work and the time to get better because we wanted to. And that's what sport teaches us - to give it our all. It's that feeling of knowing that we've given everything we have in us that makes it worth it. But it doesn't just apply in an athletic sense. That determination and perseverance that we've learned and honed is going to stay with us all our lives. We're a competitor, so use it to our advantage."

Though I am not into sports anymore but his words are still as precious as it was 15 years ago and charge my energy level whenever I am feeling down. I am sure that he will take the sports team of AIT to new heights.

Unknown said...

Anwer ali a name of passion n dedication. No matter what field he chooses. Anwer ali is a fine cricketer n im sure the steps he is taking towards the sports will turned out to be the best. As an ex ssuetian I pray our teams will be on top of the chart. Ameen

Muhammad Furqan said...

your efforts are really appreciatable and admiring in this regard.

Muhammad Aamir said...

I had an opportunity to work with Engr.Anwer Ali in 2007 in sports committee of SSUET. I would say that his tenure as Secretary Sports was golden era in SSUET for promotion of sports. Now he desires to place AIT on top in sports so my well wishes are with him. I am sure that he will do it in short span of time.
All the Best!!!

Shardhanand Batra said...

Mr.Anwar Ali is a man of dedication , commitment and hardwork . God may bless him great strength to make high efforts for enhancing academic standards as well as uplifting sports activities of AIT.

sirsohail said...

Wish you all the best, soon AIT , students will be the No1 In all discipline of sports.

abdullah ansari said...

Engr. Anwer Ali is very much concerned towards his commitments and I belive that he will catapult the image of AIT to a new era with hia strong devotion, inshaAllah!!

Keep up... and best wishes for you and your team..

Regards,
Abdullah Ansari

Unknown said...

Engr. Amwer Ali is great person down to earth. When he was the sport seceratory in SSUET he always fight for the rights and facilitate the sportsman.

Best wishes from Usman Siddiqui

Muneer Anees said...

Engr Anwer ali worked with true Aligarh spirit and dedication in all departments not only sports what he said he will make it happen soon

Halima Bano said...

Maa sha Allah sir and in sha Allah all your dreams come true
Aameen.

Halima Bano said...

Maa sha Allah sir and in sha Allah all your dreams come true
Aameen.

JibloOo said...

His BAT is so Long but he waves it around like a toothpic

Anwar Ul Qamar said...

Engr Anwer Ali is the person who promote sports as well as education. He had a lot of hardwork to introduce every sports in universities. May ALLAH give him more success ahead in his life...

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