HEC-PU national sports competition begins at PU
LAHORE: (Monday, December 11, 2017): National Sports Competition 2017 being jointly organized by Punjab University and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has begun here at PU New Campus gymnasium on Monday. Around 1000 players of 100 teams of universities, colleges and schools from different parts of Pakistan are participating in the event. The five-day
competitions include hockey, cricket, football, table tennis, volleyball, squash, rowing, basketball, badminton, swimming, athletics, tug-of-war, soft ball and kabaddi. The inaugural ceremony of the competitions was held at gymnasium in which PU Director Sports Dr Zafar Iqbal, Institute of Communication Studies Incharge Dr Noshina Saleem, Assistant Professor Shabbir Sarwar, Deputy Director Sports Zubair Butt, coaches, managers and a large number of players participated in the ceremony. Addressing the ceremony, Dr Zafar Iqbal said that our society lacked healthy sports opportunities but such competitions provided a platform to the players to show their potential. He expressed the hope that our youth would play important role to highlight positive image of the country through sports. In her address, Dr Noshina Saleem said that a large number of participants from remote areas of the country were giving a good message to show national unity. She said that sports were important part of our life and it was necessary to promote sports in our society for healthy mind and healthy body. She said that sports kept a lot of mental and physical disease away and reduced depression. Mr Shabbir Sarwar said that sports could play role to eradicate culture of intolerance from our society because sports taught the lesson of winning and losing. He thanked Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed and PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir for extending all-out support for organizing the event. The competitions would continue till December 15.