World Martial Arts Council (WMAC) President Alan Foster Monday visited the Government College University Lahore to discuss with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah and Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan the prospects for future collaborations. Alan Foster, who is one of the eleven grand masters of Martial Arts in the world, also met with students and shared with them his life journey.

World Martial Arts Council (WMAC) President Alan Foster pose for a photo with VC Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah and Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan

World Martial Arts Council (WMAC) President Alan Foster pose for a photo with VC Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah and Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan

Talking to the Vice Chancellor, the WMAC President pledged to provide masters and other technical assistance to GCU for the promotion of martial arts and physical education among the university students. He said it was a matter of great pride for him to visit GCU which was one of the oldest educational institutions of the country. He said he had also visited India but the hospitality and culture of Pakistani people especially students had really inspired him. He said WMAC wanted to establish its regional headquarter at a university in Pakistan.

Alan Foster said that he had devoted his life to a mission to promote martial arts in the world. The WMAC President and GCU Director Sports showed great interest in signing a memorandum of understanding for strengthening future collaborations.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Shah briefed Alan Foster about the glorious history of Government College Lahore in sports and as well as academics. He said that GCU provided ample sports facilities to students in diverse fields such as athletics, cricket, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, basketball, table tennis, boxing, swimming, rowing and squash. GCU Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan said GCU students and sportsmen had great interest and potential in martial arts and they were sincerely looking forward to the generous support of WMAC to promote martial arts in the country. WMAC international representative Syed Nadar Saidain and faculty members of GCU Physical Education Department Muhammad Waeem Akhter and Muhammad Atif Shafique Bhatti were also present in the meeting with Alan Foster.

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