LAHORE The Government College University Lahore has teamed up with Old Ravians to compile its glorious 146-year sports history. The decision to bring on record the services of GCU sports legends was taken at a meeting of GCU officials with former Olympians and gold medallists including Munir Dar, Javed Zaman Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed and Naqi Mohsin. GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Aftab chaired the meeting. The meeting decided that the Indian Old Ravians, who have participated in subcontinent games before 1947, would also be taken on board for the crucial task. Professor Khalid Aftab said that the Government College University always provided full encouragement to sports right from its beginning. Our sports history can be traced from the 1931-32 session when GC became the overall champion and won the general trophy of the Punjab University for the first time, he said. The vice chancellor said that the GCU won 12 times overall general trophy and secured runners up positions four times from 1931 to 1947. During the period, it produced a number of outstanding sportsmen who not only brought honour to their alma mater but also had the distinction of representing India in Olympics and various other international sports events. After Independence, GC maintained its excellence over the rival institutions and won the general all-round trophy 20 times and remained runners up for 22 times from 1947-48 till 1988-89 in national games, Prof. Khalid Aftab said. Addressing the meeting, former Olympian Munir Dar appreciated the efforts of GCU Sports Board and took full responsibility of compiling the record of Old Ravian hockey players who have represented the sub-continent and later Pakistan after independence since 1928 Hockey Olympics till date. Dar gave reference of Mr. Jafar Shah who received gold medal in hockey in 1932 and 1936. Former captain Pakistan cricket team Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed said that the list of GCU Roll of Honour in Sports awardees have been compiled and it would be extremely helpful for the purpose. Chief Minister Task Force for Sports Chairman Chaudary Muhammad Yaqoob suggested that the role of coaches and team managers should also be highlighted in the history. Later, the vice chancellor announced forming the committees and sub-committees of various games for compiling the data. Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, Najum Latif, Col (r) Saeed Ahmed Khan and Prof Ahmed Hussain also attended the meeting.