Lahore, Samiullah, a student of BSc (Hons) Statistics, has won the prestigious title of “Mr. GCU 2011-12” at the Bodybuilding Championship organized by the Government College University Lahore Sports Board. Samiullah flexed his rippling muscles to win the title in the finals of the competition adjudicated by Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation General Secretary Sheikh Farooq Iqbal, Mr Imran Qureshi and Mian Naseer Ahmed adjudicated the competition.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rehman graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, while Chairman Sports Board Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq (S.I), Prof. Farhat Mehmood and GCU Registrar Mr. Anjum Nisar was also present.
Samiullah first bagged the top position in the category of musclemen with over 75+kg of weight. Then, he took part in the finals and won the title of Mr GCU Lahore 2010-11. Talha Fahad, a student of Intermediate, managed to beat tough competitors in the 65Kg category.
The performance of Umar Ali hailing from Department of Political Science Department was significant since he pushed his more experienced compatriot into second place in the closely contested competition in 70Kg category. Waseem Afzal of GCU Engineering Department bagged the top position in the 75kg category.
Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rehman appreciated the hard work of the participants and praised their efforts they put in the game of bodybuilding. He said that devotion, dedication and honesty are the basis of success. He promised to extend every support, moral and financial, to the students of GCU and assured his endless concern for the promotion of sports in GCU.
GCU Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan said that health is wealth and those who understood its importance try to keep themselves fit. “Sports inculcate good qualities in students and create an environment of healthy competition. I am proud of the fact that GCU sportsmen take part in the sports competitions by exhibiting the real sense of Ravian spirit with fair play and honesty; believing in their capability with utmost confidence,” the Director Sports added.
Later, the GCU Vice Chancellor along with Chairman Sports Board and GCU Director Sports awarded the trophies to the winners of each category and presented souvenirs to former champions of Mr. GCU title and to the adjudicators. The crowd enthralled with roars and shouts the moment Samiullah of Statistics department was announced Mr. GCU 2011.