The 12th Annual Athletic meet of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) was held today on 22nd February, 2018. Dr. Satyavan Rampal, Director Student Welfare informed that students of all the three Colleges situated in the GADVASU Campus namely College of Veterinary Science, College of Dairy Science and Technology, College of Fisheries, School of Animal Biotechnology, Veterinary Polytechnic, Kaljharani (Bathinda) and affiliated Colleges of university i.e Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Amritsar and Baba Hira Dass Ji College of Veterinary Pharmacy were actively participated in this athletic meet under different disciplines. Dr Amarjit Singh Nanda, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU inaugurated the meet. After unfurling the flag, Dr Nanda told that GADVASU always promote the spirit of games amongst their students to keep them healthy and in high spirit. Senior retiree alumni members of the varsity also attended the meet with great charm and happiness. The sports torch was being lighted by senior athletes of the university. The meet started with the oath taking ceremony by Arshdeep Singh Kailey renowned athlete of the university. After inauguration, athlete march was performed. Arshdeep Singh Kailey (boys) and Guneet Chahal (girls) were declared best athlete. Overall trophy was won by College of Veterinary Science. Runners Up Trophy was won by Khalsa College of veterinary and animal sciences, Amritsar. At the prize distribution function Sh. Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal, IAS Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana was Chief Guest. He said that sports improve the health and confidence of students. It promotes good habits and inculcates better values in a person. He gave away the prizes to the winners and told them to do more hard work to excel in their respective fields. Olympian, Hockey Player, S. Gagan Ajeet Singh, DCP of Ludhiana was guest of honour of the athletic meet. Dr. AS Nanda, Vice-Chancellor appreciated the various committee members’ efforts in conducting the successful meet and appreciated the participants. About 225 students participated in the meet. Dr. Satyavan Rampal , DSW shared the annual sports report of university. Dr Parkash Singh Brar, Dean College of Veterinary Science extended thanks to the whole family of GADVASU and congratulated the winners. On this occasion the faculty members, staff members and students of the GADVASU were there to buck up the athletes. PAU faculty and employees were also attended the event to encourage the students.