Formulating sports policy Punjab Govt top priority: DG SBP



LAHORE, Sep 14 (APP):Director General Sports Punjab, Muhammad Aamir Jan on Friday said that formulating a compact sports policy is Punjab Government’s top priority and in this regard proper work has already begun.
Aamir Jan said Punjab government is involving all the stakeholders such as sports associations, orgnisations, schools and colleges for this purpose (sports policy).
” We want complete input from all stakeholders so that a comprehensive sports policy can be formulated. After completing our work we will send the sports policy to the government for final
approval and implementation,” he added.
Amir Jan said Sports Board Punjab’s sports calendar is under process and it will be issued shortly after completion.
He further stated that Sports Board Punjab is making all out efforts and emphasizing to provide maximum sports facilities to youth of the province.
“It’s right time for parents to make effective efforts to set free their children from mobile phobia and other negative activities and motivate them for participating in healthy sports activities,” he continued.
Director General Sports Punjab informed that Sports Board Punjab (SBP) is focusing on the complete revival of neglected games in the province. “We are planning to hold regular District Sports Championship as per our sports calendar activities. According to plan, 34 games will be organized at district, divisional and Punjab level in the months of October, November and December every year”.
He said: “In this way, all the talented players will have a great opportunity to prove their mettle
from grassroots level to provincial level and if a player is blessed with outstanding talent he can represent the country at international level as well,” he elaborated.
He said that Sports Board Punjab has established 15 play fields in Lahore. “The sports facilities
are near completion. The Gaoshala Sports Complex is situated at bank of River Ravi. It has top class sports facilities like cricket ground, kabaddi and football ground. It is great sports facility for the young generation of the area.”
DG SBP Aamir Jan said it’s easy to establish sports projects anywhere but the actual task is to make it operational and incline the youth to utilize this particular facility properly, he concluded.