The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organised its 17th Annual Sports in its City Campus Sports Ground. Students from the City Campus Lahore, Ravi Campus Pattoki, College of Veterinary and Animal Science Jhang and Khan Bahadar Choudhry Mushtaq Ahmed College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Narowal participated in the UVAS 17th Annual Sports Day.
University of Education Lahore (UE) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha along with UVAS Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Masood Rabbani inaugurated the sports contests in the morning, while ex-principal of the College of Veterinary Science (CVS) Lahore Professor Dr Sagheer Ahmad Jafri was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Professor Pasha congratulated the faculty, staff and students that UVAS ranked 3rd in national sports ranking of public sector universities of the country by Higher Education Commission (HEC). He said UVAS is progressing day by day through its quality of education, research and also in extra-curricular sports activities in Pakistan.
Pasha lauded the discipline of UVAS especially in the selection of new students on sports basis for various degree programmes with a transparent manner. He said such achievements are the result of collective efforts of UVAS Sports Board and best performance of its talented students.
In the concluding ceremony, Professor Dr Sagheer Ahmad Jafri said that UVAS always promotes its extra-curricular activities as well as curricular activities. He said I feel proud to see the talent and especially discipline of UVAS students. Ahmed Jafri shared his past memories and achievements when he was the Principal of CVS. He lauded UVAS leadership playing its key role for the development of university and especially for the uplift of veterinary profession in Pakistan. Jafri hoped that the university would continue its journey of progress and development.
At the time of concluding, Professor Dr Masood Rabbani presented the note of thanks. He said that sports and extra-curricular activities were as important for students as the curricular activities. Professor added UVAS always promoted extra-curricular activities and traditions for the capacity building of the students. He advised students that by utilizing your knowledge and skills they should serve the nation and always play vital role for the development of our country because God chose us for the noble cause.
Professor Rabbani lauded the performance of students, who actively participated in different sports activities and also praised efforts of the organizers for conducting the sports day in befitting manner.
The various contests featured during annual sports day included final races of 800, 200, 100 meters for boys and girls, three-leg race, javelin throw, shot put, long jump, triple jump, discus throw, tug of war, chaati race, martial art presentation/gymnastic show, musical chair etc.
Professor Dr Sagheer Ahmad Jafri along with VC Professor Rabbani distributed trophies and medals among the winners of all contests. Earlier, director sports Rana Amjad Iqbal shared the achievements of the UVAS players in various sports competitions held in 2018-19 including cricket, football, volleyball, table tennis, handball, kabaddi, badminton, karate, wushu, lawn tennis, rugby, chess, wrestling, weightlifting and bodybuilding, etc. The Chairman Sports Board Rana Muhammad Ayyub and a large number of students from all campuses of UVAS were present on the occasion.