Lahore, August 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): Sports Board Punjab has provided all the necessary information to thirty four districts of the province for holding the first phase of Punjab Youth and Sports Festival after Eid on August 26. As many as seven sports disciplines will be contested among sports and youth development councils at neighbour hood and village level besides two events for general public.
The sports events to be contested are arm wrestling in three categories, athletics in eight events, badminton, billiard, cricket (tape ball), tug of war and volleyball. The general public events are Naat Khanni and Qirat.
The last date for registration is August 24 and the competition will end on September six, said Usman Anwar, Director General, SBP here on Friday. “ The prime objective of starting the festival at council and village level is to ensure mass participation of public and youth in these events to create a new culture of sports in the province “,he said.
He said cash prizes will be given to the notable performers to encourage the youth to take up sports on regular basis to contribute in the building of a healthy society. “ All the districts administration have ben furnished with the necessary information including festival posters, leaflets and registration forms and allied material to conduct the council and village level events in a smooth manner “,said Usman Anwar. He disclosed that Guinness World Records are the official partners of the SBP to watch the attempts for creating worlds records in various events during the festival.
For more information, Contact:
Sports Board Punjab
National Hockey Stadium, Lahore
Ph: (92-42) 99231993
Fax: (92-42) 99230664
Category: Government Institutions