Secretary Sports Punjab inaugurates astro turf, lights at mini hockey stadium


LAHORE, Jun 25 (APP):Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan inaugurated the international standard astro-turf and floodlights at the mini ground of the national hockey stadium.
He inaugurated the astro-turf by playing a ceremonial shot.
An exhibition hockey match was also played between Dar Hockey Academy and Rana Zaheer Academy on this occasion. The match finished as 1-1 draw. Before the match, all the players were introduced with Aamir Jan.
Director Admin Javed Chohan, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Anees Sheikh, Olympian Tauqeer Dar, senior coach Shahid Nizami and a large number of young hockey players were also present on this occasion. Former hockey Olympian Tauqeer Dar also presented a shield to Secretary Sports Punjab.
Talking to the media, Aamir Jan said Sports Board Punjab is working hard for the revival of hockey in the country and laying of international standard astro-turf and floodlights at Mini Hockey Stadium are also part of that campaign.
“The newly-upgraded ground will provide a golden opportunity to young talented hockey players to enhance their skills. Now the hockey players can utilize this top class facility 24 hours due to the installation of floodlights,” he added.
Answering a question, he said young talented girls can also do practice at Mini Hockey Stadium of the National hockey stadium. “Sports Board Punjab and Pakistan Hockey Federation will hold national and international hockey tournaments at these venues in future. Our joint goal is to revive hockey, the national game of Pakistan,” he maintained.