69 events at Union Council level in Punjab Youth and Sports Festival

Lahore, July 11, 2012 (PPI-OT): As many as 56 events and 13 sports competitions will be held among seven sectors at the Union Council level in the second phase of the Punjab Sports and Youth Festival 2012 to be held after Eid in August.

The Union Council level events and competitions will be held after the completion of the neighbourhood and village level contests.

A total prize money of Rs 278,000 will be distributed among the winners of different events. Similar to the neighbourhood and village competitions in individual, family and team events have been lined up for the people of all walks of life, said Director General, Sports Board Punjab, Usman Anwar here on Wednesday.

“In sports for general public, competitions will be held in Arms Wrestling, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Billiard and Snooker, Chess, Cricket (T B), Football, Tug of war, Volleyball, Bodybuilding, Weightlifting and Hockey,” he added.

“Through these events we want to create healthy culture of sports in modern sports as well as in traditional sports and by that way we can contribute in the overall development of sports in Punjab “,he asserted.

He said Punjab Government under the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, is striving hard to create a new culture of sports among people of all walks of life. “Youth is the future of our country and through this sports and youth festival we are aiming to identify new talent for our future needs,” said Usman Anwar.

The events for individual, family and team category includes Cooking, Horticulture, Mushaira, Naatkhani, Pet competitions, Photography, Qirat, Songs/millinaghme/poetry, debates, Dress designing/stitching, Handicraft, Painting, Kitchen Gardening, photography, Healthy Baby Competitions, Street Art, Essay Writing while Bull Race, Dog Race, Tippling/Pigeon Flying, Donkey Cart Race and Horse Race have been reserved for Rural Sector public.

Apart from the individual, family and team events, in this level elementary and secondary school have also been invited to get involved in healthy extracurricular activities and the students of that level will contest in Debate, Essay Writing, Millinaghme (national songs) , Naatkhani, (recitation of Naats) Painting, Qirat, Cultural Models, Cooking, Dress Show, Handicraft, Science Models.

“Inter-sports and Youth Development Council matches and competitions will be held between Sports and Youth Councils of each Union Councils while there will also be competitions between participating teams and individuals at the same level,” said the Director General SBP.

For more information, Contact:
Sports Board Punjab
National Hockey Stadium, Lahore
Ph: (92-42) 99231993
Fax: (92-42) 99230664
Website: www.sportsportal.punjab.gov.pk