Punjab players urged to win gold medals in Games

LAHORE – Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada urged the Punjab players to show passion and hard work and defend their title by winning more number of gold medals in the 2nd Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games.

“The players who will show excellent performances in the grand event will be given cash prizes,” he expressed these views while addressing the luncheon ceremony organized in the honour of Punjab contingent here at National Hockey Stadium on Saturday. Secretary Sports Punjab Aamir Jan, Director Sports Anees Sheikh and Director Admin Javed Rasheed Chohan, Deputy Director Tariq Wattoo were also present on the occasion. The 385-member Punjab contingent will depart for participating in Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games on Sunday morning.  Addressing the ceremony, the minister said: “Around 2000 players participated in the Punjab trials for the Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games and 385 talented players were selected after their glorious performance in the trials and training camp.”

Khanzada said Sports Board Punjab has provided the best facilities during training camps while expert coaches were there to train them. “Now it’s players’ turn to show handsome performances in their respective games during the mega event. The upcoming games will be a golden opportunity for talented youth to demonstrate their potential,” he added.

He said Punjab players are going to compete against talented players from across the country and that’s why they will have to show their best talent the games. “Our players can get huge success if they play with nation zeal in the Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games being organised at Islamabad from December 25-29, 2017”. Secretary Sports Punjab Aamir Jan expressed his hope that Punjab players will excel during the Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games and better their medal-winning record.

 

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