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Prime Minister`s Youth Talent Hunt National Wrestling & Weightlifting League concludes at UVAS

LAHORE (20-12-22): Concluding ceremony of Wrestling national leagues under the auspices of Prime Minister’s Youth Programme held at University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore (UVAS) on Tuesday.

Chairman Higher Education Commission Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed (SI) presided over the concluding ceremony and distributed trophies among the winning teams. Meanwhile Chairman HEC lays foundation stone of swimming pool to be establish at UVAS and Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad gave detailed briefing regarding this project.

UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Director General Sports Higher Education Commission Javed Ali Memon, UVAS Chairman Sports Board Prof Dr Rana Ayub, UVAS Director Sports Rana Amjad Iqbal and 20 team players from all provinces of Pakistan were present along with their coach and officials.

While addressing the audience, Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed (SI) said that I am delighted to witness that today youth is positively engaged in a physical sport of wrestling as well as involved in Kabaddi. He advised students to spare your time in healthy activities of sports and prepare yourself as a productive resource to play lead role for the development of Pakistan. He said that HEC has well established sports division that is providing facilitation to youngsters to participate in various sports activities along with getting high quality education. Provision of high quality education in our society is improving gradually whereas there are lack opportunities in sports for young generation. Education improving day by day in our society but unfortunately our focus on providing youth a conducive environment to enjoy sports activities which is gradually have been eliminated from our society and it is our utmost responsibility to revert the unhealthy trend he emphasized. He mentioned that Pakistani students living behind many other progressive countries students through their outstanding performance in getting European Union merit-based scholarships. He also said that our youth is very talented and it is direly needed to provide them opportunities to participate in healthy activities.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad (SI) said that through the Talent Hunt Youth Sports League, revival of sports activities and strengthening of sports culture in Pakistan. He said is we provide such platform to our young generation so these players would enlighten Pakistan name in all over the world.

Punjab wrestlers won the 1st position, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa team got 2nd while the team of Baluchistan stood on 3rd position.

The national league of weightlifting and wrestling is part of Talent Hunt Youth Sports League, a first of its kind project in which trials for 12 selected sports are to be conducted in 25 locations across the country followed by provincial and national leagues.

The purpose of such activities was to provide an opportunity to the youth of our country on the grass root level to showcase their talent in sports at national level and prepare them for international level.