Annual Sports Gala and All Pakistan Football Championship kick started at University of Sargodha

Published On: 23 Apr 2024


Sargodha, 23 April, 2024. A colorful opening ceremony of 20th University Sports Gala and the 15th All Pakistan Football Championship (Final Round) mesmerized the audience at university of Sargodha on Tuesday.

Prof. Dr. Anwar ul Haq Gillani, Member Higher Education Commission Pakistan, was the chief guest of the ceremony accompanied by Vice Chancellor University of Sargodha, Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Prof. Dr. Anwar ul Haq Gillani highlighted that participation in sports instills qualities such as time management, discipline, teamwork, cooperation, perseverance, and agility, which are essential not only in sports but also in academic pursuits.

He stated that the Higher Education Commission is actively promoting sports activities in universities and providing ample opportunities for students to showcase their abilities in sports arenas.

Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas underscored the importance of promoting sports to build a mentally and physically healthy society. He mentioned that University of Sargodha is committed to engaging its students in healthy activities.

He further stated that the annual Sports Gala symbolizes courage, morale, positive mindset, and enthusiasm among students.

He urged everyone to recognize the values that sports instill in individuals, such as discipline, teamwork, endurance, and fair play, which are crucial not only for becoming good athletes but also responsible citizens.

The Directorate of Sports, under the supervision of Higher Education, is organizing the All Pakistan Football Championship involving teams from more than 18 universities competing for the title.

 Meanwhile, University Sports Gala includes competitions in cricket, football, shooting ball, basketball, handball, chess, table tennis, badminton, athletics, and tug of war for male students, while competitions in cricket, football, basketball, handball, chess, table tennis, badminton, athletics, and tug of war will be organized for female students.

The ceremony witnessed the presence of various dignitaries including Member Syndicate and Member Punjab Assembly Asim Sher Meekan, Former Member National Assembly Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjha, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mian Ghulam Yaseen, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Masood Sarwar Awan, Dean Faculty of Sciences Prof. Dr. Aamir Ali, Director Sports Ahmed Khan Haral, renowned trader Shahid Mahmood, heads of educational and administrative departments, teams from various universities participating in the Football Championship, and a large number of students.