The Punjab Youth Festival’s Gaming Arcade and Ad-Mad events concluded at the Punjab Stadium’s Gymnasium Hall on Tuesday.
Minister for Sports and Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan was the chief guest.
Waqar Haider Baig emerged the winner in Need for Speed (video game) followed by Hamza Rasheed of the NUST. The FIFA 13 (video game) competition was won by Muhammad Umer of Pak Polytechnical Institute. UET’s Ahmed Mohayyuddin was the runner-up. In the contest for best Counter Strike team, the five-member Respect (team) grabbed the top honours while the team from Pakistan Grammar School stood second.
Students of the Beaconhouse National University won the Ad-Mad contest while contestants from COMSATS clinched the second prize. Zafar Iqbal of the National College of Arts, Rana Faizan and Aun Zaidi were judges for these events.
The minister said besides promoting sports, the Punjab government was also providing opportunities to the youth to explore the IT sector. Punjab Sports Board Director General Usman Anwar was also present on the occasion.
Twelve teams made it to the final round of the Punjab Youth Festival General Knowledge Quiz on Tuesday.
Teams that qualified for the final round included Agrarian Knights (Salman Qamar and Syed Ali Raza of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad), UCL (Hassan and Mamoon Aftab of the University College Lahore), Falcons (Ahmed and Umer Sharf of the University of Gujrat), Agri Hawks (Hafiz Khurram and Akhtar of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad), Ufaan (Hamza and Zohaib Hassan of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad), Agrarian Hunters (Faran and Naveed of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad), Amigos (Zulkifel and Shoaib of the Punjab University), Mian and Wattoo (Ali Usman and Sharjeel of the Lahore University of Engineering and Technology), Muhib-i-Watan Pakistani (Rizwan Akram and Waqas Ahmad of SKANS), Centre for Applied and Molecular Biology Riders (Nadeem and Hafeez of the Centre for Applied and Molecular Biology), Ghazi (Abdullah Ghazi Khan and Ahmad Zubair of the Lahore University of Engineering and Technology) and Excelsior (Zainul Abideen and Umar Maqsood of the Lahore University of Engineering and Technology).
Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2014.