Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti said Punjab’s schools have immense sports talent and the upcoming Lahore School Sports 2019 could prove to be a big platform for school-going players to demonstrate their talent; he said this during his meeting with office-bearers of private schools at National Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.
Vice-Chairman Sports Board Punjab Rao Zahid Qayyum, Divisional Sports Officer Nadeem Qaiser, DSO Tanvir Shah and a large number of school office-bearers and officials were also present on this occasion.
Addressing the meeting, Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti informed that the registration date for schools has been extended till November 2 while the opening ceremony of grand event will be held at Nishtar Park Sports Complex on November 4, 2019. “We are quite confident that these games will prove to be very successful event and we can make it a part of our future Annual Sports Calendar Programme. We will also try to make these games regular feature at divisional level sports competitions in future,” he added.
Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti further said that more than 60 schools have registered for the Lahore School Sports being held staged jointly by Sports Board Punjab and district govt. “Over 3500 male and female students will take part in different sports competitions during the Lahore School Sports,” he added.
Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti urged the parents to send their children for the Lahore School Sports. “The administration has been advised to follow merit while selecting players for these competitions. After Lahore, these competitions will be introduced in other divisions as well,” he added.