Jamia Millia Islamia student wins 2 bronze medals in National Para Badminton Championship

COVID-19 Updates: JMI Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar has asked all students, employees to strictly follow Covid protocols in view of a surge in cases.

Jamia Millia Islamia student wins 2 bronze medals in National Para Badminton Championship Jamia Millia Islamia student wins bronze medals at National Para Badmintion Championship (Source: Official Press Release)
Vagisha Kaushik | Dec 30, 2021 - 7:25 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)’s student Munna Khalid, studying PhD in Hindi, has won two bronze medals in the 4th National Para Badminton Championship. The championship was organised by Para Sports Association of Odisha from December 24 to 26, 2021 at Bhubaneswar.

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Khalid secured one bronze medal in a single event and the other bronze medal in the double event partnering with Suresh Kadki.

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He has become the first player from Delhi to have won a medal in any National Level Para Badminton Championship. “I am very happy and it is my dream to win a medal for India in the Paralympics at international level,” Khalid was quoted as saying in an official statement from JMI.

JMI Vice Chancellor Professor Najma Akhtar congratulated Khalid for the achievement and wished him success in his future endeavors.

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Before enrolling for his PhD at JMI, Khalid also studied BA (Honors) Hindi, Master of Social Work (MSW) and MA (Hindi) programmes from the university.

Meanwhile, Akhtar has asked all students and employees of the university to strictly follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) in view of the surge in Covid-19 and its new variant Omicron cases in the national capital. An office order in this regard has been issued by the Registrar, JMI said in an official statement.

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People visiting the university have been directed to greet without physical contact, maintain physical distance and follow Covid protocol. They were asked to follow these guidelines at all times and all places on the school and university campus.

“On the recommendation of the Honorary Director Games and Sports, JMI and as per the directives received from the Government of NCT of Delhi, the Vice Chancellor has also directed to close down the Gymnasium/Indoor Activities at the Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Sports Complex of university till further orders,” JMI statement said.

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