Trophy Comes Home 2022
University of Central Punjab (UCP) won the HEC All-Pakistan General Sports Trophy 2021-2022 eleventh time in a row. A grand ceremony, ‘Trophy Comes Home,’ was held at the UCP main auditorium to celebrate the victory and to appreciate the extraordinary performance of UCP players. Mian Amer Mahmood, Chairman University of Central Punjab, Mr Sohail Afzal, Executive Director Punjab Group, Dr Nassar Ikram, Pro-Rector UCP, deans, Sports officials of HEC and different institutions, national and international wrestlers and athletes including World Champion Muhammad Inam Butt, Fastest athlete and World Gold medalist Shajar Abbas and others participated in the ceremony. Mr Arshad Sattar, Director of Sports, presented the Annual Sports Performance of UCP. Chief Guest and Chairman UCP Mian Amer Mahmood commended the players and coaches on the remarkable achievement. He, along with Mr Sohail Afzal and Pro-Rector Dr Nassar Ikram, distributed cash prizes worth Rs.15 million amongst the outstanding performers. Moreover, he presented souvenirs to sports heads of different universities and 3 coaches with Umrah tickets through a lucky draw while 4 best players were awarded special prizes.
More than 200 universities participated in competitions held under the HEC. UCP won 20 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals in 30 contests and bagged the General Sports Trophy for the eleventh time with 4500 points. In addition, the players won gold medals in baseball, basketball, hockey, swimming, table tennis, wrestling, and weight lifting.
Chief Guest Mian Amir Mehmood emphasized that the University of Central Punjab will continue to tirelessly work to develop sports and sportspeople by providing relevant resources. He highlighted that the winning players are the precious asset of UCP, who are provided scholarships worth millions of rupees. He announced special cash prizes for players for outstanding performance.
At the end of the ceremony, the captains of UCP teams and the Director of Sports presented the Champions Trophy to Dr Nassar Ikram, Pro-Rector UCP. Dr Nassar Ikram congratulated the players and assured them of complete support from the University. He expressed that the unmatched talent and high spirits will help the players to make a mark in the future. After the ceremony, the winning players and coaches arranged a grand dinner in honour.