Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Shahid Zaman presided over a meeting on Monday to review the arrangements and preparations for new synthetic turf’s inauguration here at National Hockey Stadium.
He informed that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will inaugurate the new synthetic turf at beautifully renovated National Hockey Stadium at a grand ceremony in the coming days. Special Assistant to PM on Youth Affairs Shiza Fatima participated in the meeting through video link whereas Director General Sports Punjab Dr Asif Tufail, Additional Secretary Local Govt Maria Tariq, AC Model Town Sahibzada Yousaf, MD Danish School Ahmer Malik, Deputy Secretary Sports Liaqat Ali, Secretary HEC Javed Mahmood, Secretary School Education Ahsan Waheed, DPI Colleges Dr Syed Anser Azhar, Director Colleges Lahore Division Mohammad Zahid Mian, CEO Education Authority Pervaiz Akhtar, Director Social Welfare, representatives of Rescue-1122, Wasa, LWMC and School Education, Director Youth Affairs Syed Umair Hassan, Director Sports Nadeem Qaiser, Director Admin Ijaz Munir, Project Director PMU Qaiser Raza and other officials attended the key meeting in person.
The representatives of several departments also briefed the meeting about the preparations of their respective departments. Addressing the meeting Shahid Zaman informed that the promotion of hockey among young generation is our major goal and for this purpose, we are utilizing all our resources. Punjab Sports Department is taking all essential measures for the growth of sports culture across the province, he added.
He further said that all parts of National Hockey Stadium have been renovated and this upgradation will play a significant part in the revival of hockey in the country.
The giant hockey venue has been painted with eye-catching colours besides installing several new fans, water coolers and other necessary facilities, he added. Director General Sports Punjab Dr Asif Tufail on this occasion said that all possible measures are being taken for the development of hockey.