SBP annual sports calendar to be made permanent feature: DG SBP


LAHORE, May 16 (APP):Director General Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Nadeem Sarwar Thursday said that a comprehensive strategy had been chalked out for holding of sports events on regular basis in the province.
He said that SBP’s Annual Sports Calendar programme would be made a permanent feature in future. “According to our revised strategy, Punjab Games will be conducted after every two years while Annual Sports Calendar programme will be organized regularly every year,” he added.
Nadeem Sarwar said the SBP has taken effective measures for the promotion of sports during the last eight months period under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. “The fundamental obligation of Sports Board Punjab is to trace and train under-16 players from across the province,” he added.
Replying a query, Nadeem Sarwar said: “Sports Board Punjab organised Punjab Games in early April quite successfully. Over 3000 male and female athletes participated in the Punjab Games and exhibited their potential quite effectively.
“Besides Annual Sports Calendar and Punjab Games, we also organised 7-game training camps in different cities. Expert coaches imparted modern training to young players during these camps.”
Answering a question, the DG Sports Punjab said Annual Sports Calendar is a useful programme for the healthy future of sports in Punjab. “We have removed all of it flaws and now it will produce best results,” he asserted.
Nadeem Sarwar said the SBP is collaborating with all sports departments for promotion of sports in the province. “School Education Department is coordinating with Sports Board Punjab to gain best results out of its sports events.”