LAHORE (APP) - First lady Fouzia Gilani has said the PPP government is taking concrete steps for promoting sports activities among the youth in the country. She was addressing a ceremony on the completion of the 150th year of medical education of the King Edward Medical University and annual sports here on Saturday. She said it was the vision and struggle of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed that had transformed the public perception and motivated women not only in Pakistan but also in other Muslim countries to attain their rightful position in society. She congratulated Naseem Hameed, a Pakistani athlete who won a gold medal in South Asian Games, and Sarah Nisar for their achievements and said the young ladies were the proud of the nation who were bringing laurels to the country. She said extracurricular activities played an important role in shaping an individuals personality but the youth of today were confined to indoors. She urged parents and teachers to encourage their children to participate in sports. She lauded the KEMU for its contribution to the medical field and hoped students of the university would show the same spirit in fighting diseases and mitigating the suffering of people as they had contested in various sports after getting training from the university. She congratulated the winners and distributed prizes among them. She announced a university holiday on Monday in recognition of extraordinary performance of students and teachers on the 150th anniversary of the university. Earlier, Professor Muhammad Zafar Ullah Khan, Vice Chancellor KEMU welcomed the first lady and thanked her for sparing precious time for the university.