AS GOOD IN SPORTS AS IN ACADEMICS: VC
GC University Lahore
is as good in sports as in academics and takes pride in
maintaining high standards in every field of sports, said
Vice Chancellor Prof (Meritorious) Dr
while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of GCU Inter-departmental
Games 2012-13. GCU Sports Board Chairman Prof Dr
Ikram-ul-Haq and Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan were also present.
The ceremony was
largely attended by the chairpersons of various academic departments and
Addressing the ceremony,
the Vice Chancellor said that sports
not wastage of time.
enhances the physical and mental abilities and efficiency of students,”
Prof Rahman called on students and
teachers to participate in the
inter-departmental games organised
for them every year. He also advised them that they should never compromise
on the standards of sportsmanship. “Sportsmanship is more important than
wining an event,” Prof Rahman concluded.
GCU VC is giving away shields among
winning departmental Heads
PARTICIPATE IN TUG-OF-WAR TO PROMOTE SPORTS
GC University Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman himself participated in the tug-of-war at the university’s
113th Annual Sports to promote the culture of sports among students and
their teachers and parents. “Actions speak louder than words. Teachers and
parents are role models of the students and if they participate in healthy
activities, students will certainly follow them,” said the Vice Chancellor
while addressing the closing ceremony of the Varsity’s three-day mega sports
event in which more than 5,000 students and faculty members marked their
active participation. Eminent Old Ravian and Former Test Cricketer, Shafqat
Rana was the Chief Guest at the ceremony that was marked by colourful
Gymkhana events including Girls Chatti Race, Cricket Ball Throw, Pillow
Fighting, Staff Children Race, Wheel Barrow Race, Musical Chair and Old
Ravians Handicap Race.
The Urdu Literati and Bio-Tech scientists lifted the prestigious general
trophies at the closing ceremony of the 113th GCU Annual Sports. The Urdu
Department’s students bagged 1089 points to win the title while in girls
events, Institute of Bio-Technology secured 996 points on its journey
towards the victory stand. However, Wasim Sajid from the Urdu Department
and Altaf Hussain from Political Science Department won the titles of Best
GCU Athletes 2013.
GCU VC takes part in Tug of War during 113th Sports
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Rahman said that sports had a
profound effect on the physical fitness and mental health of students, which
ultimately enhanced their capabilities and efficiency, besides it also
taught tolerance and created an environment of competition. He said that
promotion of sports ultimately curbed the inclination of youth towards
negative activities and deterred them from getting swept off their feet by
retrogressive forces. “Rather than getting frustrated by the ominous trends
of society, students should engage themselves in sports and raise the
national emblem in all international sports events,” he added. Prof.
Khaleeq said that GCU academic calendar was planned in way that
participation in sports does not affect the studies of the students.
GCU 113TH ANNUAL SPORTS BEGINS
The 113th Annual Sports of GC University Lahore began at a grand inaugural
ceremony at the Punjab Stadium. About 1,400 students from 26 departments
took part in the ceremony marked by a grand march past, sports day oath and
athletics meet. The Institute of Bio-technology bagged the prestigious
trophy of the Best March Past Contingent, while Department of Urdu stood
second. The GCU athletes, led by GCU 112th Annual Sports record-holder Adeel
Anjum, took oath that they would take part in annual games abiding by the
rules and in the true spirit of sportsmanship for the glory of sports and
the honour of their teams. The musicians hailing from GCU Nazir Ahmed Music
Society (NAMS) this year presented a special anthem.
GCU, Chairman Sports Board Director Sports look at the march
past at the 113th Annual Sports
Vice Chancellor; GCU Prof (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said
that he had always encouraged his students to take part in sports and
healthy co-curricular activities, adding that that he had increased funds
for the sports and co-curricular activities in the university budget. He
said “sports teach tolerance and encourage the spirit of competitiveness.”
The Vice Chancellor said GCU was made one of the finest sports nurseries for
producing and grooming sportsmen for national teams, besides it was
involving its students and faculty members in healthy sports activities. He
advised the University’s students to never compromise on the standards of
sportsmanship. “Sportsmanship is more important than winning an event,” he
Students take part in the 113th annual sports presided by GCU
Addressing the opening ceremony, GCU Sports Board Chairman Prof. Dr.
Ikram-ul-Haq said that the importance given to sports by the developed
countries was no less than education. “The GCU leadership has provided full
encouragement and conducive environment for the sports activities right from
the beginning,” he added.
Group Photos of Winning
Teams with GCU Vice Chancellor
GC UNIVERSITY wins Tennis
University Lahore won the Lahore Board Inter-collegiate Tennis Championship
2013 by beating Punjab College Lahore in the finals by 2-6, 6-3, 10-8. The
final was held at the GCU Tennis Court under the auspices of Lahore Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman congratulated Muhammad Ahmad and Imad Amer on their
extraordinary performance in the championship. Muhammad Ahmad and Imad Amer,
as partners, hold six national and two international titles while
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman
is congratulating the winners of Championship
GCU won all Pakistan
table tennis competition
GC University Lahore has won the All Pakistan Tennis competition, organised
by Higher Education Commission. The team GCU beat the University of Lahore
in the final held in Karachi. Vice Chancellor Prof (Meritorious) Dr.
Muhammad Khaliq-ur-Rahman congratulated the team on winning the competition.
GCU WINS HEC FIRST WOMEN’S
RIFLE SHOOTING CONTEST
The GC University Lahore
has made a
triumphant victory in the All Pakistan First Women’s Rifle
Shooting Championship organized by the HEC of Pakistan. The team GCU
comprising Madhia Ashraf, Sadaf Mehboob and Noor Saleem outshined all the
universities of Pakistan in the Championship by winning 13 of 20 gold
medals, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals in various shooting events including
clay pigeon, skeet, down the line, free pistol and trap. GCU student Sadaf
Mehboob was adjudicated the Best Shooter, while Punjab University and
COMSATS secured second and third positions in the Championship.
GCU Vice Chancellor
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman met with winning team and appreciated
their outstanding performance in the championship. He encouraged the
participation of female students in the sports, saying it is equally
important for both boys and girls to participate in healthy activities.
wins Lahore Board swimming championship
The GC University Lahore has clean swept the Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore Inter-collegiate Swimming
Championship hosted by the FCC University Lahore. The GCU team triumphed in
all 15 events of the championship which included 100 meters free style, 100
meters breaststroke, 100 meters backstroke, 4 × 100 free style relay and
breast stroke relay. GCU secured record 275 points in the competition. GCU
student Hassan Kamran also won the title of Best Swimmer courtesy his grand
12 goals and 150 points. Ameen Ali Khan, another Ravian, bagged the title of
fastest swimmer of the championship.
FCC University secured the second point 155 points whereas
Superior College and Defense Degree College bagged the third position with
only 49 points.
Prof. (Meritorious) Dr.
Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman; Izaz-i-Kamal, Vice Chancellor, GC University
Lahore congratulated Hassan Kamran and Ameen Ali Khan on their extraordinary
performance in the championship.
Old Ravians WIN
CRICKET FESTIVAL MATCH
The Old Ravians XI Friday beat the Vice
Chancellor XI by 50 runs at the festival annual cricket match at the Oval
Ground. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman; Izaz-I-Kamal; also graced the festival match as the Guest
of Honor. The Old Ravians XI scored 168 runs in 15 overs under the captaincy
of former text cricketer Saleem Malik. Old Ravians decided to bat first
after winning the toss. Mansoor Rana, Mateen Akmal Aftab Iqbal scored some
quick runs in the early overs. Chasing a challenging total of 168 runs, Vice
Chancellor XI could not face the heat and surrendered after scoring 118 runs
in 14 overs. Musadaq Sultan, Yousaf Bashir and Khadim Ali Khan played fine
innings. Old Ravian Barrister Aziz Nauman, who came all the way from Glasgow
to play the match, was declared man of the match for his expel of 3 overs in
which he garbed 5 wickets for just 15 runs.
teams with the Education Minister and Vice Chancellor GCU
Addressing the prize distribution ceremony, Mian Mujtaba
Shuja-ur-Rahman recalled his memories associated with playing under the
famous clock tower of GCU. He said GCU inculcates the true sense of fair
play and sportsmanship. “I believe that if players observe the very sense of
gentleman’s game – cricket – there would be no embarrassing incidents like
match fixing and spot fixing etc, he said.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman
congratulated the Old Ravians on wining the annual festival match for the
consecutive third year.
Later, the GCU Vice Chancellor and Education Minister along with
Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq Chairman GCU Sports Board and Director Sports GCU
presented souvenirs to the distinguished Old Ravians and match officials.
SPORTS BOARD GCU and
ORU ORGANIZED Aisam’s book launching CEREMONY
University Sports Board in collaboration with Old Ravian Union organized
official launching ceremony of a book titled as “Lessons Learnt from the
Tennis Tour with Robert Davis”, written by Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi tennis star
and and Old Ravian at the Bukhari Auditorium. Vice Chancellor Prof.
(Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman; Izaz-I-Kamal, chaired the
ceremony that was also attended by the family of Aisam-ul-Haq including her
wife Faha Makhdum; who happened to be the granddaughter of Government
College Lahore former principal Dr. M. Ajmal.
GCU VC Prof.
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said Aisam is now also acknowledged as an Ambassador of
Peace of Pakistan - something that we wish every Ravain to be. “He is a true
Ravian,” he added. He said that GCU would continue to produce sportsmen like
to Aisam. The legend’s father and coach with
GCU organizers are also
seen in the Picture
Speaking on the occasion,
Aisam-ul-Haq hoped that Pakistani youth would learn from the experiences
which he had shared in his book. “I want to interact with every single
youngster of my country but it is not possible for me, so I have written a
book which would work as a medium of interaction with the youth,” the tennis
Aisam said that he owed his success to his alma mater and
teachers who during his college life always encouraged him to play
professional tournaments at the national and international level. “I think
that was the support which elevated my confidence and backed me in the
pursuance of my goals,” he added. Recalling his college days, Aisam proudly
said that he is a recipient of Roll of Honour and a Gold Medal in Tennis
from GC University Lahore. “While playing for GCU, I also won the
Inter-Collegiate Tennis Championship in the year 1997-1998,” he added. Aisam
said that GCU inculcates
great values of tolerance, respect for others views and faiths, and
compassion along with imagination. He said he is proud to be "Ravain” and
“Pakistani”. He thanked the GCU Vice Chancellor, Old Ravians Union and
Sports Board for giving such a warm reception in his honour. He also proudly
that his father is also an Old Ravian.
Secretary Dr. Khalid Butt said that the respect and honor which Aisam has
earned for Pakistan is impossible to attain through years of diplomacy. He
said that Aisam is a true Pakistani who gave message of peace from Pakistan
in all over the world. Prof. Dr. Aminul Haq said that Aisam was as good in
academics as he was in sports and always secured A+ in all his examinations.
SPORTSMANSHIP IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WINNING: VICE
Annual Sports of the GC University Lahore started with a grand inaugural
ceremony at the University Ground. About 3000 students from 26 departments
of the University took part in the ceremony marked by a grand march past,
sports day oath and athletics meet. Institute of Bio-technology bagged the
prestigious trophy of the Best March Past Contingent while Department of
English stood second. The Department of Statistics, owing to their
discipline and uniformity, adjudicated third. The GCU athletes, led by GCU
111th Annual Sports record-holder (Long Jump) Adnan Jahangir, took oath that
they would take part in annual games abiding by the rules and in the true
spirit of sportsmanship for the glory of sports and the honour of their
teams. The Musicians hailing from GCU Nazir Ahmed Music Society (NAMS) this
year presented a special anthem for 112th GCU Athletics Meet.
Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. M. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Izaz-i-Kamal Vice Chancellor
GCUL, Prof Dr. Ikram ul Haq, Chairman Sports Board & Khadim Ali Khan
Director Sports looks at the march past at the 112th Annual
Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman; Izaz-I-Kamal,
said that sports make students better human beings, adding that “it teaches
tolerance and encourages the spirit of competitiveness.” He further said
that GCU is made one of the finest sports nurseries for producing and
grooming sportsmen for national teams, besides it is involving its students
and faculty members in healthy sports activities. He advised the
university’s students never to compromise on the standards of sportsmanship.
“Sportsmanship is more important than winning an event,” he added. Prof.
Khaleeq revealed that they have generously increased funds for the sports
and co-curricular activities in the University’s budget.
the opening ceremony, GCU Sports Board Chairman Prof. Dr. Ikramul Haq (SI)
said that the importance given to sports by the developed countries is no
less than education. “The GCU leadership has provided full encouragement and
conducive environment for the sports activities right from the beginning,”
he added. He appreciated the participation of students in Annual Sports and
congratulated the position holder sportsmen of the competitions held at the
day of the annual sports event was marked by 800 meters race which was won
by Geography Department student M. Wasim Sajid by covering the distance in
2:05:78 seconds. Sadique Akbar came victorious in 3000 metres race. In 200
Meters Race, Tariq Mehmood, a student of Intermediate, secured the first
position with his impressive timing of 22:00 seconds. Long Jump event was
won by Adnan Jahangir. Saad Ali Hassan of Urdu Department bagged the Gold
Medal in shot put as the distance was measured up to 9.70 metres. Department
of Urdu Department student Moshin Naveed brought victory to his department
in 110 M Hurdle race. Student of Urdu Department Qasim Ali won the high jump
event, whereas Altaf Hussain of Computers Science Department threw Javelin
to 44.40 metres to secure the top spot. 4x100 meters relay race which was
won by the Intermediate students.
Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. M. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Izaz-i-Kamal Vice Chancellor
GCUL give away Medals to winners at the 112th Annual Sports Of The GCU
Jahangir an Intermediate student set a new record in Triple Jump on the
second day of the GCU 112th Annual Sports that ended with the participation
of 600 students and teachers in 22 various track and field events. Adnan
jumped to 13.75 metres to pass his previous best of 13.64 metres that was
set last year. Earlier, the record was kept by Farooq Hamid since 1963.
Saddique Akbar of Urdu Department won the 5000 metres race by putting his
endurance to test; finishing the race in 17:18:88 seconds. Sadiq Akbar also
won the 1500 Meters race by covering the distance in 4:31:00 seconds.
However, in 100 metres final, Muhammad Qasim reached the finishing line in
11:16 seconds which earned him a Gold Medal. This year too, Adnan Aslam
hailing from Urdu Department won the Pole Vault. Intermediate students won
the 4x100 Meters Relay while Urdu Department stood second. History repeats
itself, the saying proved true when Aleem ur Rehman of Geography Department
was declared winner of Discus Throw in consecutive years whereas; Khursheed
Ahmed from Political Science Department won the 400 Meters Hurdles Race. In
Hammer Throw, Intermediate student Irfanullah bagged the first position. His
throw covered the distance of 44.75 metres. Earlier, team Bio-Technology
(girls) secured the first position in 4x100 metres relay race. The GCU
Physics Department faculty members won the 4x100 metres staff relay race.
GCU Annual Sports
concludes: Urdu & Bio-Technology lift titles
Literati and Bio-Tech scientists lifted the prestigious general trophy at
the closing ceremony of the 112th Annual Sports of the GC University Lahore
chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman; Izaz-I-Kamal. Government College Lahore former Principal
Abdul Majeed Awan and MNA Bilal Yasin were the chief guests of the ceremony
that was marked by colourful Gymkhana events including Girls Chatti Race,
Cricket Ball Throw, Pillow Fighting, Staff Children Race, Wheel Barrow Race,
Musical Chair and Old Ravians Handicap Race. Declaring the results of the
annual sports, GCU Sports Board Chairman Prof. Dr. Ikramul Haq said that the
Urdu Department’s students bagged 13 Gold, 15 Silver and 4 Bronze medals in
boys’ competitions to won the title while in girls events, Institute of
Bio-Technology won 09 Gold, 11 silver and 3 bronze medals on its journey
towards the victory stand. However, Muhammad Khursheed from the Political
Science Department won the title of Best GCU Athlete 2012. The English
Department secured the second position in both competitions among boys and
the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman;
Izaz-I-Kamal, said that sports have a profound effect on the physical
fitness and mental health of students, which ultimately enhances their
capabilities and efficiency, besides it also teaches tolerance and create an
environment of competition. He strongly dispelled the impression that
sportsmen have nothing to do with education, saying that sportsmen are the
true diplomats and their actions, statements and public behaviour cast huge
effect on the image of their country. He said a well-educated and cultured
sportsman can play a vital role in uplifting the image of his country at the
international level. The Vice Chancellor said that promotion of sports
ultimately curbs the inclination of youth towards negative activities and
deter them from getting swept off their feet by retrogressive forces.
“Rather than getting frustrated by the ominous trends of society, students
should engage themselves in sports and raise the national emblem in all
international sports events,” he added.
Khaleeq said that GCU academic calendar is planned in way that participation
in sports does not affect the studies of the students.
Students take part in Gymkhana Events at the 112th Annual
Sports of the GCU Lahore
the closing day, the feminine competitions of Chatti Race and Musical Chairs
were won by Rubina and Aqsa Lodhi. The Tug of War between elderly Old
Ravains and GCU Sports Board senior officials remained the most enthralling
event of the 112th Annual Sports Day which was won by Old Ravians for the
third consecutive year. Nasir Iqbal won the most difficult competition of
the day, the Obstacle Race. The Oval Ground resounded with whistles, shrikes
and shouts during the Pillow Fight and 60 Meters Race of Old Ravians won by
GCU 112th Annual Sports
Annual Sports are going to be held at Punjab University Old Campus Cricket
Stadium at 9.00a.m. on 17th and 18th February 2012.
Gymkhana Events and prize distribution functions will be held on 19th
February 2012 at 01:00 p.m. in Oval Ground.