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February 28, 2019

GCU’s 119th annual sports get under way

Sports

February 28, 2019

LAHORE: The three-day 119th annual sports of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore got under way here at a the Punjab Stadium on Wednesday.

About 6,000 students from 30 departments of the university are participating in the annual event which included march past, athletics meet and gymkhana events. The GCU athletes, led by Haris Qasim took oath of abiding by the rules in the true spirit of sportsmanship.

Talking to media, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said sports and co-curricular were as important as academics for the overall grooming and personality development of students, so they should be widely promoted in educational institutions right from the schools to curb the inclination of youth towards negative and unhealthy activities. The VC also appreciated the participation of physically-challenged students in the annual sports. Later the first day of the annual sports event was marked by 1000-metre race which was won by Ali Raza from Physical Education Department. In 3,000-metre race, Physical Education student Ali Haider clinched the first position, while Ali Sukhera of Economics crossed the finish line first in men’s 100m race and break thirteen years old University record and in 400-metre race Waqar Younas break the 32 years old university record.

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