The three-day 121st Annual Sports of the Government College University Lahore on Saturday concluded with a colorful ceremony at the university’s Oval Ground marked by the Gymkhana events including Girls Chatti Race, Cricket Ball Throw, Staff Children Race, Wheel Barrow Race, Four legged Race, 60 Meter Race for special students and Sack Race.
Thousands of students, teachers, staff members and Old Ravians participated this year in the March Past and 70 different competitions of GCU annual sports gala. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi led the university’s faculty team in tug-of-war against a team of senior Old Ravians.
Sehar Fatima and Hadiqa Nasir won the title of Best Female Athletes of GCU for their extraordinary performance in different sports competitions. Ali Ahmed Sukhera was declared the Best Male Athlete.
Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that this year, GCU sports event stood out as the most colorful and exciting event in the life of Lahore. He congratulated the winning teams, saying that he is very happy with the increasing participation of female students in athletics.
Prof. Zaidi said girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem. “From this year onwards, the University also maintain a separate “record book” for female athletes,” he added.
The Vice Chancellor explained that this year, all the winners of various competitions for girls would be the first ones to set the GCU records, to be broken from next year onwards.
Prof. Zaidi also revealed that as many as five male athletes made the new GCU records during 2022 at the 121st Annual Sports. “Ali Ahmad Sukhera, Faraz Khan Tanoli, Ali Haider and Zohaib Habib broke the university’s old records in 200-Meter Race, Long Jump, 3000-Meter and Hammer Throw,” he added.
Earlier, in the competitions, Asia Perveen and Attiya won Chatti Race and Cricket Ball Throw, while Mehreen Abdullah was triumphant in the Musical Chair. Hassam won the white cane race for special students. Nabeel crossed the finish line first in Sack Race.