LAHORE, Mar 25 (APP):Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, Punjab Secretary Sports Nadeem Mehboob and Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar reviewed the arrangements of 72nd edition of Punjab Games 2019 during
a high profile meeting here at National Hockey Stadium on Monday.
Additional Secretary Sports Raja Jahangir Anwar, Secretary, Punjab Olympic Association Idris Haider Khawaja, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti and other top officials were also present during the meeting. The meeting, which was chaired by Punjab Minister for Sports also reviewed the performance of administrative
committees.
Director General Sports Punjab briefed the meeting regarding arrangements of the games being organized by Sports Board Punjab (SBP) with the collaboration of Punjab Olympic Association at Nishtar Park Sports Complex from April 3 to 6.
During the briefing Nadeem Sarwar said the final touches are being given to the arrangements to hold the Games in a trend setting manner. “The administrative committees have already been formed for the smooth conduct of the event. These committees are doing their work dedicatedly to make this grand event a big
success,” he added.
DG Sports Punjab said that the preparations are also under way for the grand opening ceremony of the Punjab Games. “Attractive aerobic, gymnastic and other eye-catching items will be presented during the opening ceremony. The accommodation and other arrangements are also being made for the players belonging to far-flung areas of the province,” he asserted.
Addressing the meeting, Punjab Minister for Sports informed that Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will inaugurate the upcoming Punjab Games at a colourful opening ceremony. “The games culture in the province is being promoted through sincere efforts. The revival of Punjab Games is definitely an incredible development in the history of province.
These games were ignored during the previous eras. Now it’s a big honour for our Government to revive the Punjab Games after eight years”.
Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti further sad that the sports culture will grow in the country after Punjab Games. “We will certainly get plenty of talented players from this event.”
Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob, on this occasion said that Punjab Games 2019 will be an ideal platform for the youth of the province to showcase their talent. “Talented male and female players must avail this opportunity and take part in 72nd Punjab Games with full fervor,” he added.