Lahore : The 9th Inter-School and Inter-College Games started at Punjab Football Stadium here on Monday.
Punjab Minister for Sports Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti was the chief guest on this occasion. POA President Lt-Gen (retd) Arif Hasan announced the opening of Inter-School and Inter-College Games started.
POA Secretary General Khalid Mahmood, Punjab Olympic Association Secretary Idris Haider Kh, Olympians Kh Junaid, Naveed Alam, athlete Shazia, Guinness World Record holder Muneer Ahmed and hundreds of students of several schools and colleges participated in the grand opening ceremony.
All the participating male and female students and athletes took part in grand march past activity watched by Punjab Minister for Sports Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, POA President Lt-Gen (retd) Arif Hasan and other notables.
Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti said the large participation of male and female students in the Inter-School and Inter-College Games is enough to assess that sports culture has been introduced in the province. Punjab govt has always extended every possible facility for the holding of sports events in the province. “Punjab govt will encourage all such sporting activities across the province,” he added.
The minister further said Punjab govt as per vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan is doing all-out efforts for the promotion of sports in all parts of province. “After watching numerous students in the field, now we can say that the future of sports is bright in Pakistan,” he asserted.