The University of Okara is all set to perform the lead role in Higher Education Department’s Patriot League that is scheduled to start from February 1st with the opening ceremony.
The UO’s Head of Department of Sports Sciences, Shehbaz Ibrahim, has been nominated as the Focal Person of the league. Dr Tayyab Ibrahim, Incharge Department of Public Health would oversee the management of the event.
Along with the UO, eight other universities including University of Faisalabad, Lahore Garrison University, Minhaj University, Namal University, NUR University, Hajvery University, Pak Aims and Institute of Southern Punjab will participate in the league.
There would be a total of 18 events including 10 male sports and 8 female sports. The UO had formed 11 teams including 8 male teams and 3 female teams entitled as Okara Falcons.
Patriot League was one of the 6 leagues organized under the umbrella of University Sports League initiative of the HED. In the previous year’s USL, the UO secured 3 position.
According to the university spokesperson, the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar took great care of the extracurricular and co-curricular activities of the students. A dedicated sport complex comprising of 35 acres had been built at the UO.