Lahore, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The three-day 118th Annual Sports of the GC University Lahore Friday concluded with a colourful ceremony at the university’s Oval Ground marked by the Gymkhana events including Girls Chatti Race, Cricket Ball Throw, Pillow Fighting, Staff Children Race, Wheel Barrow Race, Musical Chair and Old Ravians Handicap Race. About 6,000 students, teachers, staff members and Old Ravians participated this year in the more than 70 different competitions of GCU annual sports gala.
Tehmina Ahmed of Physical Education Department won the title of Best Female Athlete of GCU for her extraordinary performance in different sports competitions. Jamshed Essa, another student of Physical Education Department was declared the Best Male Athlete. The most enthralling event of tug-of-war was won by the team VC X1 beating the Old Ravians in 35:17 seconds.
“Sports are a binding force for any nation or a country but unfortunately Pakistan lacked infrastructure and a system for promoting sports and consistently producing international level sportsmen,” said former cricketer Majid Jahangir Khan, an Old Ravian, while addressing the closing ceremony.He said that the decline in sports owed its origin to the fact that lack of planning, negligence and over-population have taken away sports fields from our society. He called upon the schools, colleges and universities to act as nurseries for sportsmen.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said that GCU sports events stood out as the most colourful and exciting events in the life of Lahore. He congratulated the winning teams, saying that promotion of sports ultimately curbed the inclination of youth towards negative activities and deterred them from getting swept off their feet by retrogressive forces.
GCU Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan shared that GCU stood runners-up in Lahore Board games and at the HEC level, the held fourth position among 200 universities in sports.” Recently, our student Raja Hassnain became the badminton champion of Pakistan. Uzair and Haris have won the international squash championships in Doha,” he concluded.
GCU Chairman Sports Board Prof Dr Ikram-ul-Haq said GCU students participate in games in just and fair manner. Earlier, in the competitions, Asia Parveen and Khalida won Chatti Race and Cricket Ball Throw, while Fatima Ashfaq was triumphant in the Musical Chair. Aleem Sindhu won the Obstacle Race, the most difficult competition of the day. Muhammad Zeeshan crossed the finish line fist in Sack Race.
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