Lahore : Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada inaugurated District Badminton Championship at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall on Friday.
As many as 200 players took part in singles and 30 players featured in doubles category of District Badminton Championship Kasur organized with the collaboration of Sports Board Punjab (SBP).
Deputy Directors Tariq Wattoo, Hafeez Bhatti and a large number of sports lovers were also present in the inauguration ceremony. All the participating players were introduced with the Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada who also witnessed exciting badminton competitions of young players.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said the new lot of talented coaches has started producing results and the District Badminton Championship Kasur is fresh example in this regard. “District Badminton Championship Kasur is an initiative of badminton coach from Kasur Shahzad Liaqat, who was appointed recently by Sports Board Punjab,” he informed.
“Punjab govt under the vision of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif is taking effective measures for the promotion of sports in the province. We will organze other such sports events to locate fresh talent across the province”.
Shahzad Liaqat, head badminton coach from Kasur, lauded the role of Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan for the holding of District Badminton Championship at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall. “Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan played key part for the growth of sports in the province. He is launching a useful sports infrastructure in the province which will be helpful in tracing and grooming fresh talent,” he added.