RAWALPINDI - The Inter-varsity Volleyball Championship commenced here at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Tuesday. Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad was chief guest at the opening ceremony while faculty members and a large number of students of various universities were also present on the occasion. Prof Dr Rai welcomed the players and said that healthy competitions amongst youth were the need of the hour. He appreciated the efforts of the organisers and hoped that such type of activities would be held in future as well. In all, 12 teams were participating in the Zone-C competitions. On the first day, four matches were played. IIUI, MAJU, NUST and Poonch University won their matches against QAU, NUML, Preston and Bahria respectively.–ISRAR AHMED