Lahore, December 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore organised its 16th Annual Sports in its City Campus Sports Ground. Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab Muhammad Ahsan Waheed along with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha inaugurated sports contests in the morning while Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmad, a former professor of UVAS, was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony in the night.
Students from the City Campus Lahore, Ravi Campus Pattoki, College of Veterinary and Animal Science Jhang and Khan Bahadar Choudhry Mushtaq Ahmed College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Narowal, participated in sports fixtures which continued till late night.
Addressing the inaugural session, Prof Pasha congratulated the faculty, staff and students as UVAS has been ranked 3rd in national sports ranking of public sector universities of the country by Higher Education Commission (HEC) for the year 2016-17. He said UVAS is progressing day by day through its quality of education, research and also in extra-curricular sports activities in Pakistan.
He also lauded the discipline of UVAS especially in the selection of new students on sports basis for various degree programmes in a transparent manner. He said such achievements are the result of collective efforts of UVAS Sports Board and talented students. He hoped that the university will continue its journey of progress and development and would become the number one university in future. Prof Pasha lauded the performance of students, who actively participated in different sports activities and also efforts of organizers for conducting the sports day.
In the concluding ceremony, Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmad said that sports and extra-curricular activities were as important for students as the curricular activities. He lauded the role of the UVAS in promoting extra-curricular healthy activities and traditions for the capacity building of the students. He also shared his past memories of UVAS.
The Annual sports day contests included final races of 800, 200, 100 Meter Race for boys and girls, three-leg race, javelin throw, shot put, long jump, triple jump, discus throw, tug of war, chaati race, martial art presentation/gymnastic show, musical chair etc. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) student Hamza Aslam among male students and Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IBBT) student Sadia Ishtiaq among the girls were declared the best/fastest athletes of the UVAS.
MPhil student Hasham Zaheer from Department of Parasitology won the title of “Mr UVAS” while among DVM 3rd year students with 142 points in Male category and Food Science and Human Nutrition students in female category with 100 points won general trophies. DVM 4th year students from Pattoki Campus in male category and DVM students also from Pattoki Campus in female category won general trophies.
The Faculty of Biosciences (FBS) team won tug-of-war contest. Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmad along with VC Prof Pasha distributed trophies and medals among the winners of all contests. Earlier, Director Sports Rana Amjad Iqbal shared the achievements of the UVAS players in various sports competitions in 2017-18 including cricket, football, volleyball, table tennis, handball, kabaddi, badminton, karate, wushu, lawn tennis, rugby, chess, wrestling, weightlifting and bodybuilding, etc. while Chairman Sports Board Rana Muhammad Ayyub and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
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