OKARA: As many as 22,000 students of the University of Okara are actively participating in a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, arranged by the Directorate of Students Affairs in connection with the Moral Development Week.

This week is being commemorated as per the directions of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar who, while commenting on this, said, “Taking care of physical and mental health of the students is of paramount importance along with classroom teaching. The Moral Development Week is a part of this effort.”

The activities like sports including cricket, football, tug of war, badminton, volleyball and long tennis and cultural events such as debates, speeches, essay writing, painting, poetry and skits are being organized.

Talking about this initiative, the Director Students Affairs, Dr Shoaib Saleem, told, “With a vision to inculcate the healthy habits of sports and other co-curricular activities among the students, we are focused on continuously organizing such events at the campus. During this week, the students are showing great enthusiasm and discipline.”

The Additional Director Students Affairs, Dr Sumaira Ijaz, said, “We intend to prepare our students to compete at various sporting and cultural competitions at national and international level and this week is a big leap towards that goal.”

At the conclusion of all activities, a prize distribution ceremony will be organized to encourage the high performers of all competitions.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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