T.I.P was established in 1994 (correct me if I’m wrong). It was a small institute inside a bungalow (like the city office). Then in 1998 we shifted to the new campus (here at Ghaghar Phatak). The construction was not complete by this time. And only important buildings were constructed. Important buildings included the main building, cafeteria and hostels, but not a mosque.
Often when construction of some project or industry starts, the first block laid down is of a mosque. But on the contrary, mosque was given least preference. Isn’t it strange that there is no mosque in T.I.P when there is strength of 300 Muslim students? Every time for prayers the students have to run sometimes to the processing lab, sometimes to the spinning lab, sometimes to the cafeteria and sometimes to the hostels.
President T.I.P should look into this matter seriously and get the mosque constructed as soon as possible. Also the President TISF Mr. Abdul Saboor should reach out for sponsors and I know that he is very much capable of doing this. I’ll also try to find one.
The football championship held on 26th September 2003 will be remembered by every Tipian and especially the second years. The grand finale of the tournament was held between Real Bandits (Second Years) and Samina Ki Guriya (Third Years).
A few people say that the Real Bandits, comprising of Mazhar, Hassan, Hammad, Fahad, Farhan, Faheem, Waqas, Samran, Hasham, Rizwan, Anus, Masood and Aftab, lost the tournament because they were tired and they also had a lot of yellow and red cards on their side. But one will have to admit that the strategy and planning of the third years was outstanding. They had Sheryar, Moeed and Arafat on the attacking position and they were shooting the ball with immense power but the efforts of other team members can not be denied.
After two goals being scored by the 3rd years in the first half of the match everybody thought that they have won the tournament. But the 2nd years did not give up they were still striving hard. Samina Ki Guriya kept shooting the ball at full tilt and all the efforts of second years ended in smoke.
For second years I would just say that it is an honour for them that they reached the finals after defeating a lot of teams. And sometimes winning isn’t everything.