PSN’s annual sports gala attracts thousands of students

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Thousands of students of Islamabad’s low-cost private schools congregated at the inaugural ceremony of an annual sports gala here at Jinnah Stadium of Pakistan Sports Complex on Thursday.
The week-long 13th Annual Sports Festival is taking place under the aegis of Private Schools Network (PSN), a patron body of low-cost schools of the Federal Capital. Most of these schools are imparting education in the rural areas of the city.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Inter-Provincial Coordination Saima Nadeem, Private Educational Schools Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) Chairperson Zia Batool and PSN President Dr Afzal Babar attended the ceremony among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Saima lauded the initiative of PSN for organizing the sports gala. She said the government was determined to raise standard of education and would take on board private schools for the purpose. She noted that students of rural areas had great potential to shine not only in education but also in sports.
Expressing her views, Zia Batool said all-out support would be extended to the low-cost private schools in their efforts to provide quality education to the students. Efforts would be made to bridge the gap between schools of urban and rural areas by providing equal opportunities to children everywhere, she added.—APP

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