Lahore : An elegant prize distribution ceremony was held for winning teams/players of “1st All Pakistan Food Authority Table Tennis Tournament” held at Chromatex Table Tennis Club here on Monday.
Tournament was jointly organized by Punjab Food Authority (PFA) and Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) for promoting the sports activities and encourage the youth for participating in the games for showing their talent.
Punjab Food Authority Director General Noor ul Amin Mengal was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. On the occasion, PTTF Secretary Ahmar Malik, tennis lovers, officials of both organizations including PTTF and PFA, notables and many from different segments of the society were present.
200 players participated all over the country in a four-day tournament including teams of WAPDA, ARMY, KPK, Balochistan, Sindh and 36 districts of Punjab.
According to results of the tournament, Pakistan Wapda’s both men and women teams have won Team Event to beat Army and Chromatex Table Tennis Club in finals. In the Girl’s Team Event, Lahore District got the 1st position, Kasur 2nd and Jhang/ Rawalpindi received 3rd/4th positions respectively. In the Boy’s Team Event, Faisalabad kept on top by beating Lahore district while Toba Take Singh and Bahawalpur secured 3rd and 4th positions respectively. In the Girl Single category, Fatima Khan has got 1st position, Aamna Jabeen 2nd, Kalsoom Khan 3rd and Perniya Khan 4th. Whereas, Muhammad Hamza (Faisalabad) has secured 1st position, Taimur Khan (Lahore) 2nd, Usman Amjad 3rd and Saad Naeem 4th position in Boy Single Category.
In the Women Single category, first position was won by Fatima Khan. The second and third positions were secured by Qurat Mujtaba and Ayesha Fahim respectively. In the Men’s Singles, Asim Qureshi clinched the first position, Jahangir Khan 2nd, Subhan 3rd and Faheem secured 4th position.
Noor ul Amin Mengal has distributed cash prizes, certificates, medals and trophies among winners. Speaking on the occasion, he said that such tournaments are talent hunt for young players and our aim was to promote sports and provide a right platform to youngsters as playing a social corporate responsibility.
At the end, he has thanked teams of other provinces and Punjab for participating and making this event a big success.