‘Efforts underway for the revival of kabaddi’

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said that kabaddi is Punjab’s popular traditional sports and the 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 on Monday night.
Punjab Blues defeated Punjab Greens by 51-42 in the title clash and won the tournament.
Khanzada said that 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 organised in all parts of the province to make the youth aware of the objectives of Independence Day”, he added.
Punjab Sports Director General Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman said ‘Kabaddi is a famous sport in the far-flung areas in Punjab and that’s why we have included it in the 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 an 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 the tournament in the future”.
Earlier, all the participating kabaddi players were introduced with Jahangir Khanzada and Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman.

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