ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (APP): The First Islamabad Sports Games started on Wednesday with over 15000 students of private schools of Capital’s rural areas chipping in the extravaganza.

The three-day event which is being organized by Private Schools Network (PSN) was inagurated by MNA PML-N Malik Ibrar. The event will be held at different venues, including Pakistan Sports Complex, G-9 Cricket Ground and F-9 Park Cricket Ground.

“This is first ever mega event for students of low caste schools of  Islamabad’s rural areas. Before this the students of these schools never got such an exposure,” President PSN Dr Afzal Babar told APP.

He said students would chip in different disciplines including  cricket, football badminton and tug of war. “The students of two age groups-nine to twelve years and thirteen to sixteen years would feature in different disciplines,” he said.

Babar said that there would be different categories for girls and  boys. “This gala will also serve as a talent hunt programme. We will select 5,000 boys and girls from these students and besides giving them cash awards scholarships will also be provided to them,” Babar added.

He said keeping in view the importance of sports we have decided to hold this event on annual basis. He also lauded Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for facilitating PSN to hold the event in a befitting manner.