LAHORE – District Coordination Officer Lahore Noorul Amin Mengal on Monday announces a sports gala at Town, College and School levels from 29th January 2013.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting of District Sports Gala at Nadir Hall on Monday afternoon. The meeting was attended by MPA Khawaja Imran Nazir, Mohsin Rasheed convener of CM Punjab for Wrestling.

, EDO (Education) Dr Pervaiz, EDO (Finance & Planning) Moazam Iqbal Sipra, District Sports Officer Lahore Malik Waqar and others.

The DCO said that citisens could register for free at the DO sports office. “The games of weight lifting, cricket, basket ball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, snooker, tent pegging and dangal are included at Town level sport gala”, Noor added.

He further said that Lahore Sports Gala at college level would start on the 8th February which would include basketball, football, volleyball, badminton and swimming in the male category while cricket, table tennis and Badminton in female category.

The DCO said that the school level competition would be held after examinations from 15 March, 2013. “Games of hockey, basketball, cricket, football, pinball, gulli-danda, pitho-garram, frisbee, table tennis, handball, Kabaddi, badminton, Tug-of-war and volleyball are included in male student competition while female students would take part in hockey, basketball, cricket, pinball, gulli-danda, pitho-garram, frisbee, table tennis, Handball, kabaddi, badminton, Tug-of-war and volleyball games”, he mentioned.

Livestock development only way to poverty alleviation: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Dr Talat Naseer Pasha on Monday said that Pakistan’s livestock sector was growing very fast in the region and it contributes 55.1% of the agriculture economy as against India 29 %.

He was speaking at the inaugural session of one week workshop on “Feedlot Fattening and Dairy Farming”. The workshop was organised by Dean Faculty of Life Science Business Management Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmad.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Project Director Meat Dr Salam said that such training would be fruitful to enhance the human resource capacity building. He said that development of the livestock sector was the only way to poverty alleviation in the country. He said that 30 livestock officials attended the training workshop. “The livestock sector had the potential to grow and we had to exploit it to the maximum for uplift of the farmers’ community,” he said.