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Pakistani Catholic Mother and Daughter received Award in games

Karachi (Kashif Anthony): A Christian Mother (Mrs. Rashida Gill) and her 11 years old elder Daughter (Rose Maria Gill) from Karachi received Inspiring Women Award 2020 in games, on March 10, 2020 in a ceremony organized by Rotary Club Karachi at Pakistan American Cultural Centre (PACC) Karachi.

Both are related to the field of sports, and it’s in the history of Pakistan that a Christian mother and daughter are both selected for this award at one stage.

Rose Maria Gill only just 13 years of age right now and she did a great job for Christianity, her country and her family, being a Christian she feel proud and honor that she received this award in her life.

Few years back the daughter (Rose Maria Gill) won two gold medals for the country in yoga in two different sports events in Malaysia (December 2017) and in Nepal (May 2018) and she becomes the youngest gold medalist twice on international level for Pakistan in the sport of yoga.

Talking to City news Rose said: I was very much happy to receive and see the written invitation letter from the management of rotary club Karachi and definitely it was a pride moment for me that I was invited by the club to receive Inspiring Women Award 2020 on March 10, 2020.
Rose is student class 8thincity’s well-known and prominent in the field of education Convent of Jesus and Mary School Clifton School Karachi.

Mr. Rasheed Gill said: being a father and a husband my feelings are high and I feel proud that I have tried to contribute and rise in our family and in society.

Mrs. Rashida Gill told City News that she has started her career 19 years as throw ball coach. My special focus is on the health and fitness of woman players. I have trained many girls in sports and set teams, Teams I trained participated in several tournaments on regional and national level. Since last 7 years my throw ball team of Convent of Jesus and Mary School is winner. Right now I am chairperson of Pakistan Ring ball Federation.
I am very thankful to the management of rotary club Karachi for honoring me and my daughter with Inspiring Women Award 2020.

Rev Fr. Asif John, Assistant Parish Priest of St. Michael Parish, New Liyari said, “being a sports man and trainer of basketball, I really appreciate and thank, both mother and daughter for bringing up the name of Christians and our country. He said that they both are inspirations for all the Christian young women and girls in Pakistan”.

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