LAHORE: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore organised its 18th Annual Sports Day in its City Campus Sports Ground.
Secretary Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab Naveed Haider Sherazi along with Vice-Chancellor Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (CUVAS) Bahawalpur Prof Dr Muhammad Sajjad Khan and UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad inaugurated sports contests in the morning while Minister for Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab Sardar Husnain Bahadur Dareshak was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony in the evening.
Students from the City Campus Lahore, Ravi Campus Pattoki, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Jhang and Khan Bahadar Choudhry Mushtaq Ahmed College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Narowal participated in sports fixtures which continued till late evening.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Secretary Livestock urged increasing sports activities in educational institutions for grooming and personality development of students. He lauded UVAS for arranging such a healthy activity after decline hard Covid-19 period.
In the concluding ceremony, the Livestock minister lauded UVAS students for their outstanding performance in various games like athletics, judo karate and gymnastics. He said participation of students in co-curricular activities like drama, debate and sports is very important alongside curricular activities to make students successful in life practical. He appreciated UVAS Sports Board efforts especially in getting UVAS ranked 4th position among public sector universities in HEC sports ranking and also lauded UVAS for selection of new students on sports basis in various degree programmes in a transparent manner.
Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad congratulated all the students who actively participated in different competitions and won positions. He said that UVAS will continue it pace of progress by doing ethical practices producing many players. He also lauded the UVAS Sports Board for arranging such a mega event of sports in a befitting manner.
The various contests featuring annual sports day included final races of 800, 200, 100 meter 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, etc.
DVM student Mudassar Nazar from CVAS Narowal won the title of Fastest Man of UVAS while Mr Hasnain Ali from FSHN won the title of “Mr UVAS” in body building contest. MLT student Usman Shahzad and Shanzay Akram from Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) were declare the best athletes of the UVAS among male and female students respectively.
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IPS) students from City Campus Lahore won general trophies in both male and female categories. DVM 5th year students with 58 points in male category and Medical Lab Technology Ravi Campus students with 48 points in female category won general trophies.
Minister Livestock Sardar Husnain Bahadur Dareshak along with VC Prof Nasim Ahmad distributed general 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 2020-21 including volleyball, table tennis, handball, kabaddi, badminton, karate, wushu, rugby, chess, wrestling, weightlifting and bodybuilding, etc.
The Chairman Sports Board Rana Muhammad Ayyub, a large number of staff members and students from all campuses of UVAS were present on the occasion.