Sports Board Punjab will continue to provide suitable platform to talented youth of the province: DG Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh

LAHORE : Punjab Minister for Sports (PMS) and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti announced to hold 73rd Punjab Games in March/April, 2021; he made this announcement while addressing at the colourful closing ceremony of First Quaid-e-Azam Open Inter-Division Sports Championship 2021 at Punjab Stadium on Friday.

Vice-Chairman Sports Board Punjab RaoZahidQayyum, Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports FuadHashimRabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh, Director Admin JavedChohan, Director Sports HafeezBhatti, Divisional and District Sports Officers and a large number of players and officials were also present at the grand closing ceremony.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti said: “The 73rd edition of Punjab Games will be a historic event as compared to previous edition. The top division of next Punjab Games will be awarded a special cash prize of Rs one million apart from other regular prizes. We also revived the Punjab Games after a long period of eight years in 2019 with the participation of over 3000 players”.

Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti expressed his satisfaction over the holding of First Quaid-e-Azam Open Inter-Division Sports Championship 2021. He appreciated the performance of all officials of Sports Board Punjab and Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab, players, coaches and media for the successful holding of grand event.

Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti congratulated the winners of First Quaid-e-Azam Open Inter-Division Sports Championship 2021. He also lauded the performance of runners-up and next position holders during the grand championship.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh thanked all the participants and all sports lovers for their notable role in the success of historic championship. He also congratulated Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti, Vice-Chairman Sports Board Punjab RaoZahidQayyum, Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports FuadHashimRabbani and other top officials on the successful holding of First Quaid-e-Azam Open Inter-Division Sports Championship despite Covid-19 fears.

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DG Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh further said the participating 576 athletes are the real heroes who travelled from their far-flung areas to feature in the grand sports championship. “The successful holding of First Quaid-e-Azam Open Inter-Division Sports Championship is the first step and Sports Board Punjab will continue to provide suitable platform to talented youth of the province to express their talent”. He also lauded the passion of para-archers.

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Director General Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh further said that our next important event is Inter-Division Hockey Championship scheduled to be staged later this month. “In this regard a delegation of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) led by its secretary AsifBajwa had a detailed meeting with me to discuss the details of the event”.

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Director General Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh paid rich tributes to Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti. He said Sports Board Punjab will continue to hold top sports tournaments in future under the leadership of Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs RaiTaimoor Khan Bhatti.

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