LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Sports Janhangir Khanzada said kabaddi is Punjab’s popular traditional sport and Punjab government will take every possible measure for the revival of this game.
He expressed these views at the prize distribution ceremony of SBP Jashan-e Azadi Kabaddi Tournament at Punjab Stadium. Punjab Blues defeated Punjab Greens by 51-42 in the title clash and won the tournament.
Khanzada said SBP will stage National Kabaddi Championship in which young kabaddi players will be given full opportunity to show their talent. “The Jashan-e Azadi sports events are being organized in all parts of the province to make the youth aware of objectives of Independence Day,” he added.
Director General Sports Punjab, Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman said: “Kabaddi is quite famous sport in the far-flung areas in Punjab and that’s why we have included it in Jashan-e-Azadi sports events.” Ghumman urged the youth to take part in kabaddi championships frequently.
Praising the potential of kabaddi players, SBP DG said: “Pakistan kabaddi players are presenting international level game which is quite satisfactory. Our players have won silver medals twice in kabaddi World Cup in the past. We will give world class training to our players so that they can win kabaddi World Cup in future.”
Earlier, all the participating kabaddi players were introduced with Punjab Minister for Sports Janhangir Khanzada and SBP DG Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman.