A promising 7-year old Hina Khan of Iqra School, Bara, Khyber District was declared as best athlete of winning the 100m sprint race in the 3rd Arsh Sports Gala of Merger Tribal Districts held here at Hayatabad Sports Complex on Sunday.
Deputy Speaker KP Assembly Mehmood Jan was the chief guest on this occasion. CEO Arsh Foundation Bara and known psychiatric Miss Humaira Khan, Zubair of Khyber Foundation, head of organizing committee Miss Shazia and Miss Kaiynat, former international athletes Asad Khan, Zakir Khan, Saqib Khan, large number of parents of the participating 3000 children from as many as 28 boys and girls schools, situated in across Merger Tribal Districts (MTDs) took part in athletic (boys & girls), futsal, badminton (boys & girls), table tennis (boys & girls), spoon race, sake race and fancy dress show.
It is for the first time that such a big number of schools turned up on one place and took part in the 3rd edition of the Arsh Sports Gala organized by Arsh Foundation Bara, Khyber District, Deputy Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mahmood Jan said while addressing the colourful mini-Olympiad.
He appreciated the organizing committee for masterminding the Arsh Sports Gala by involving and providing opportunities to the most neglected school children of merger tribal districts. He assured them full govt support. “It is really very encouraging to see such a good talent among boys and girls of the schools of merger tribal districts and with such activities these kids would come up at national and international levels,” Deputy Speaker Mahmood Jan added.
He said the present govt is striving hard to provide ample opportunities to the youth and that is why in all 25 Tehsils of merger tribal districts would be equipped with playing field facilities. He said the Directorate General of Sports KP has kicked off preparation for holding merger district Games wherein 3000 athletes would take part in 28 different Games.
In the 60m sprint Hina Khan, Iqra, and Alina of Iqra School Bara won gold, silver and bronze medals while in 100m boys Muhammad Asad, Ahmad Shah, Farman Ali Asia Public School, Hope Public School, Khyber School won position. Aliza Ikram and Arsh Asad of City School won Girls Badminton title while Muhammad Qasim and Fahad won boys title.—APP