Inter school, college games next month

Lahore—The seventh edition of the inter school and college games will commence from first to five November at different venues. This was stated by Secretary Punjab Olympic Association Idris Haider Khawaja at a news conference on Monday. Director General Sports Board Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmad Ghumman, Secretary Pakistan Olympic Association Mohammad Khalid Mhamood and organizing secretary of the games, Tania Malik were also present on the occasion. Idris Haider said altogether 235 school and colleges will field their teams in the games which were incepted in 2008 to identify new talent at grass-root level. “By holding these game we provide a platform to the youth to showcase its talent in a positive way and to become refined sportsmen in due course of time”, he said. He said cash awards will be given to the notable position holders of various events as a token of encouragement. He said provincial minister for sports, Asif Saeed will inaugurate the games and provincial Secretary Sports, Nayyar Iqbal will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony. DG, SBP said that inter school and college games will be organised throughout the province in near future to tape new talent and to engage the youth in healthy activities. “The Punjab government is taking keen interest in the development of sports and for the welfare of the sportsmen and we will be organizing sports events on regular basis in every part of the province”, he asserted. He said SBP will join hands with the national sports federations and the provincial associations for achieving a collective cause of development of the games. Secretary, Pakistan Olympic Association, Khalid Mahmood said the games will serve as an effective medium to produce promising sportsmen. Organising Secretary, Tania Malik said efforts are being made to hold the games in a trend setting way and a number of committees have been setup for the smooth conduct of various events of the games.—APP

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