Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Oct 12: Rubab Ali Punjabi, a Class XII student from Delhi Public School, bagged the first position in the senior girls’ category, cycle race “Pedal for Peace” organized by police on October 11, 2020.
Over 500 cyclists participated in the event, organized by J&K Police, in four categories Sub-Junior, Junior, Senior, and Veteran. Rubab cycled a distance of 24 kms outflanking every other competitor. The Lt Governor Manoj Sinha presented Rubab her with a cash award of Rupees Twenty-Five thousand, and complimented her on her splendid performance.
Rubab credited the school and her coach Tejinder Singh for training her in athletics that helped her develop stamina to excel at the race.
“The school gave me an opportunity to participate in so many platforms that boosted my confidence and stamina,” she said adding, “I developed a grueling routine for the race. I would wake up at 5 am and train hard for the race. “
Congratulating Rubab on her performance, the Vice-Principal Shafaq Afshan said, “Rubab has proven that with grit and determination, no challenge is unsurmountable. We are immensely proud of her performance.”
The Chairman Vijay Dhar also congratulated her and said, “We are doubly proud because the win highlights the girl power that we especially seek to encourage at school. Heartiest congratulations to her”