Lahore, July 23 (Online Int’l): Sports contribute to groom our youth in a healthy environment where emphasis is laid on physical agility, spirit of competitiveness coupled with compassion, tolerance and moderation, said Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University Lahore.
He was addressing the first meeting of the University’s Sports Board which was revamped by him a few months after his appointment to ensure merit and transparency in sports admissions and to rejuvenate the sports culture in the University. GCU Chairman Sports Board Dr. Ammad Uppal and presidents of different sports clubs attended the meeting. Prof. Asghar Zaidi declared that violation of merit in admissions on sports basis would not be tolerated this year. Most particularly, a special focus shall be made on female students’ participation in national and international competitions.
The Vice Chancellor said that the sports merit of Government College Lahore had always been higher than its academic merit, so it was expected from the University’s Sports Board to revive this tradition of excellence. He asked the President of each sports club to ensure merit in admissions in their respective games. He said that there would be a fixed number of sports seats for each games and no admission should be given over and above the quota.
Prof. Zaidi laid a stress on providing ample sports facilities to female students, in such diverse fields as Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Gymnastics, Basket Ball, Table Tennis, Boxing, Swimming, Rowing, Squash and athletics meets.
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