Lahore : Secretary Sports Punjab and chairman organising committee Punjab Game, Nayyar Iqbal Friday reviewed all the arrangements of the provincial mega event going to be held from September 28 to 30. The opening ceremony of the games will be held on September 28 at the Punjab Stadium and to make the event a memorable one, special preparation are being made.
These views were expressed by Nayyar in a special meeting of the organising committee of the games held here at the conference hall of the Sports Board Punjab. The meeting was called to review all the arrangements of the games and was also attended by director admin Mohammad Anis Sheikh, director sports Hafeez Bhatti, deputy director admin Tariq Wattoo, assistant director Rana Nadeem, assistant director Waqar Akbar, divisional sports officers, Punjab Olympic Association secretary Idris Haider Khawaja and representatives of Punjab sports associations.
Nayyar told the participants of the meeting that the Punjab government is taking elaborate steps for the promotion of sports in the province and the organisation of the Punjab Games is also part of that same initiative.
He said that the games will provide a platform to the youth of the province to portray their talent and will also divert their attention towards healthy activities.
“Players from all over the province will be taking part in the games and they will be accommodated in a best possible way so that they could focus on sports,” he added.
Nayyar further said that there will be 24 male and nine female disciplines to be contested in the games. Secretary sports informed: “Assistant director Waqas Akbar will be the coordinator of male sports events while Iram Iqbal will coordinate for female events.”
He further said that 15 players each from other provinces will also be taking part in the Punjab Games. “The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the Punjab Stadium while sports activities will be conducted at various venues of the city,” he said and added that the youth should show case their talent and SBP will provide them with all possible support so that they could enlighten the country’s name in sports.