The opening ceremony of the Annual Sports Gala 2022 was held at the University of Education, Lahore on March 29, 2022, which was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.). The inaugural ceremony was held jointly at the University's Bank Road and Lower Mall Campuses. Leading National Swimmer Bisma Khan was the chief guest at the ceremony held at Bank Road Campus while International Kabaddi player Shafiq Chishti at Lower Mall Campus. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) along with chief guests formally inaugurated the Annual Sports Gala which will be held from March 28 to April 1, 2022. The Sports Gala will feature separate competitions between male and female students in cricket, badminton, football, volleyball, tug-of-war, basketball, handball, athletics and table tennis.
Addressing the inaugural function, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I) said that extra-curricular activities are as important in educational institutions as curricular activities. Participating in sports along with study has a very beneficial effect on the mental and physical development of the students. Sports not only provide opportunities for entertainment but through sports we can give our students practical training in discipline which is required in every field of life. The Vice Chancellor urged the students to show full sportsmanship during the competitions. The chief guests on the occasion congratulated the University of Education and its Vice Chancellor for organizing the wonderful sports gala.
At the end of the event, Director Sports, University of Education, Dr. Muhammad Omar Saleem thanked the chief guests and other participant and briefed about the details of the five-day Sports Gala. The teams participating in the opening ceremony also had a beautiful march past on this occasion.