DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh welcomed Anju Bobby George
DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh welcomed Anju Bobby George, one of the greatest Indian athletes, to the college today. Anju spent about three hours in the college interacting with faculty & sportspersons. She appreciated the momentous contribution made by our college in the field of sports at national and international level. Anju Bobby George made history when she won the bronze medal in long jump at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics jumping 6.70 m. She went on to win the gold medal at the IAAF World Athletics Final in 2005. Anju won gold medal in the 2005 World Athletics Final in Monte Carlo. She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2002, Khel Ratna in 2003 and Padma Shri in 2004. She got 5th position with personal best score of 6.83 at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In March 2021, Anju won the BBC lifetime achievement award for best athlete in India. Her visit to the college as Vice President of The Athletics Federation of India was a big morale booster for us all.