Squash player Maria Toor vows to establish sports fund for under privileged youth

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LAHORE, Aug 16 (APP): Internationally renowned female Pakistani squash
player and a member of International Olympic Committee women commission, Maria Toor Pakai has vowed to establish a sports fund for under privileged boys and girls of the Pakistan.
She urged the parents to give equal opportunities and support to
their children, specially daughters for choosing the sport of their
choice. She expressed these views at a meeting with the CEO and emerging leader of Global Sports Mentoring Programm, Rabia Qadir here on Wednesday. She also accepted an invitation to become a member of advisory board of Galaxy Sports Academy (GSA) .
The two sports women exchange their views about the work need to be done
for the promotion of sports in the youth especially girls. Maria
said she is planning to establish a sports fund for the needy children
who have the potential to become sports star but don’t have the resources, for that purpose she will seek government help as well as get private donations.
Rabia Qadir, a former international hockey player and a technical
official, briefed Maria about the work she is doing for the under
privilege girls and her project to “Empower Women Through Sports”
and discussed future plan to provide better opportunities to the
youth of Pakistan in the field of sports.
Both sports star agreed on one point that if we want to promote
sports in girls we have to train more and female coaches, so that
parents have less reservations in sending their daughters to play
sports.
Maria praised the work of Galaxy Sports Academy under the patronage
of Rabia Qadir who herself represented Pakistan in the field of hockey. Rabia also presented a souvenir to Maria to acknowledge her contribution
in the field of sports.