The inauguration of NUST Gymnasium took place in lively a ceremony held on February 24, 2014.
Rector NUST Engineer Muhammad Asghar graced the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurated the Gymnasium by unveiling the plaque. Pro- Rector (P&R) Engineer Muhammad Shahid, Pro-Rector (Academics) Dr. Asif Raza, and all the Directors and Principals of NUST attended the ceremony. Project Director NUST, Engineer Syed Nasir Zaidi briefed the audience on the project details.
Director Administration appreciated the efforts by Project Director and his team for having created an excellent facility for indoor games of all kinds; a facility which is perhaps second to none in the country and would enable NUST to organize Intervarsity, National and International events.
A special feature of the event was the presence of certain talented sports persons: Mr. Imtiaz Gill an International player, National Coach and, at present, Secretary General of Pakistan Badminton Federation; Mrs. Tayyaba Gill, an International Table Tennis Player and National Coach and presently serving as Secretary Islamabad Table Tennis Association; and, of course, the all time best Table Tennis player in the History of Pakistan, Mr. Farjad Saif, who has had the honour of representing Pakistan for about 28 years and is the only Table Tennis player in Pakistani History who qualified for and represented Pakistan during the 1988 Olympics at Seoul.
After the Rector played an opening shot in Badminton, Mr. Gill played a doubles game with NUST Students. Mr. Farjad Saif and Mrs. Tayyaba Gill, thereafter, received lot of applause from the spectators during a Table Tennis match.