Islamabad—The Serena Hotels hosted, “A Day of Golf” an annual tournament under the Sports Diplomacy initiatives of the Hotel. Ambas-sadors, dignitaries and businessmen participated in the fourth tournament and Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Foreign Secretary, was the chief guest on the occa-sion.
Sports Diplomacy has emerged as an integral part of Serena’s efforts to build stronger relations with communities. Sports bring people together and par-ticipation in sports help in improving leadership, teamwork, and communication skills along with promoting a healthier lifestyle.
Aziz Boolani, CEO Serena Hotels, said, “We use sports to provide a platform to our foreign diplomats and friends, serving and retired bureaucrats and ourselves to establish links with other professionals and peers. This is an opportunity to develop friend-ships and demonstrate our abilities and interests in different sports.”
Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry congratulated Serena Ho-tels on the initiative and the excellent arrangements, and said, “I appreciate the sports diplomacy initia-tive which germinated during a Foreign Office golf tournament and has blossomed into a much larger concept. Sports have always brought people to-gether and the hospitality of Serena creates a great ambiance to make links.”
The tournament was organized in four categories with three prizes each for corporate entrants, diplo-mats, Government and Armed Forces personnel and ladies.
Special prizes were also awarded for the longest drive, closest to pin in the first 9 holes, clos-est to pin in the second nine holes and a hole in one categories. The winners were awarded trophies and prizes by Aizaz Ahmed.