All Pakistan National Junior Ranking Badminton Championship got under way at Abbottabad Sports Complex under the aegis of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Badminton Association with the collaboration of Directorate of Sports KP, Regional Sports Officer, and District Administration Abbottabad.
Commissioner Hazara Division Syed Zaheer Ul Islam was the chief guest at the colourful opening ceremony and formally inaugurated the Championship by playing a over head smash. Deputy Commissioner Abbottabad Aamir Afaq, District Nazim Abbottabad Col. (Retd) Sardar Shabbir, Regional Sports Officer Syed Saqlain Shah, District Sports Waseem Afzal, KP Badminton Association Zafar Ali Shah, Secretary Haji Amjad Khan, Organizing Secretary Mian Sadaqat Shah, District Abbottabad Badminton Association President Ustad Zaman, officials, players and large number of spectators were also present.
Speaking on this occasion, Syed Zaheer Ul Islam termed holding of the Championship is a good omen for the people of Hazara Division and he thanked Pakistan Badminton Federation for granting the playing right to Hazara Division.
It is for the first time Hazara is hosting National Junior Badminton and certainly it is a history making to be of the newly introduced National Junior Championship, Commissioner Hazara said. He said sports teachers us tolerance, brotherhood and above all discipline in an individual. —APP