Ravians cheered and waved the flag of Government College University Lahore as a torch relay for the 121st Annual Sports kicked off on Tuesday under the University’s Clock Tower.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi lit a spiral-shaped torch and rallied his sportsmen to the University’s Science Block, where he handed over the torch to the members of GCU Sports Board for its onward journey to the University’s New Campus in KSK. The Vice Chancellor also joined the relay in the New Campus and distributed prizes to the winner of inter-departmental games.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Zaidi said the Torch Relay heralds the start of the GCU 121st Annual Games and transmits a message of peace, courage and friendship along its route. He revealed that the relay would conclude at the inaugural ceremony of GCU Annual Sports at the Punjab Stadium on March 03, 2022 where this Torch would be handed over to Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Mr. Usman Dar.
He said the emblem of GCU was inscribed with a torch which means that each student of this great institution has the duty not only to spread the knowledge but also lead others in his respective field.
Prof. Zaidi mentioned that the inauguration of Annual Sports by PM’s Special Advisor Mr. Usman Dar will commence GCU’s partnership in the PM’s Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive.
"We wish to establish GCU’s Kamyab Jawan Sports School which will bring about a great change in grooming sports talent in Pakistan," the Vice Chancellor revealed.
He expressed gratitude to Mr. Usman Dar for giving GCU a platform to contribute to the great initiative of Prime Minister to promote sports under the Kamyab Jawan Drive.
GCU Director Sports Waseem Akhtar said more than 32 academic departments of the university would participate in the annual sports which included march past, athletics meet and gymkhana events.