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Annual Sports Gala of Department of Botany
Annual Sports Gala of Department of Botany

Two-day Annual Sports of the Department of Botany were held in the Botanical Garden on 12th and 13th of March. The Chairperson Professor Dr. Firdaus-e-Bareen inaugurated the sports. Professor Emeritus Dr. S.R.A Shamsi and Dr. Javed Iqbal, Professor Dr. Faheem Aftab and Professor Dr. Abdul Nasir Khalid along with other faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. The program started with recitation from the holy Quran followed by Naat. The chairperson said that the department is regularly organizing many academic events but this annual event is meant for mental refreshment as well as to learn to work in a team and inculcation of sportsman spirit. Prof. Dr. S.R.A. Shamsi commented on the importance of sports for students while Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal emphasized the qualities of good students in all spheres of life.
The games were declared open and started with an inaugural hit by Prof. Dr. S.R.A. Shamsi. The teachers visited the various stalls set up by different batches of students and appreciated their efforts. Many sports including cricket, badminton, football, athletics and fun games (boys and girls) were played by the students during both days. The games concluded at 4.30 pm on the 13th March.