Doping Awareness Seminar for Pak CWG Contingent Ends – Breaking News – The Nation
LAHORE – The two-day Doping Awareness Seminar for Pakistan’s Commonwealth Games Contingent concluded with the message of “Clean Sports and Zero Dope Policy” at the Nishtar Park Sports Complex e-Library under the auspices of the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs of Punjab and Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) Pakistan here on Sunday.
Punjab Director General of Sports Javed Chohan was the main guest on the second day. POA Senior Official Captain (R) Abid Qadri presented a souvenir to DG Sports Punjab Javed Chohan on behalf of POA in the presence of POA Secretary General Khalid Mehmood. Abid Qadri also presented souvenirs to director of youth affairs Syed Omair Hassan and chief sports consultant Hafeez Bhatti on the occasion. Several sports stars such as Arshad Nadeem (javelin throwing, athletics), wrestling champion Inam Butt, weightlifter Nooh Dastgir Butt, Mahoor Shahzad and several senior officials from various sports associations and federations also attended the seminar to raise awareness about doping.
Dr. Asad Abbas, Secretary of the CGA Pakistan Medical Commission and Ada Jaffery, Secretary of the Pakistan NOC Education Commission, gave lectures to Pakistani athletes, coaches, managers and other team leaders on the second day of the seminar. Addressing the Doping Awareness Seminar, Punjab Director General of Sports Javed Chohan said the fundamental objective of the Punjab Sports Council is to facilitate the training, preparation and participation of male and female athletes. women belonging to different games in national and international sports competitions. He referred to all the athletes as ambassadors of the nation and urged them to perform within the prescribed parameters and earn a good name for the beloved country.
Highlighting some of the SBP’s important sports projects, Javed Chohan said the country’s first-ever sports policy has been finalized. “This policy covers all aspects relating to the welfare of athletes and the sporting community and I would ask all athletes, sports officials and administrators to carefully review this policy.” He said that SBP is also setting up an elite infrastructure to provide world-class sports facilities to the sports community. “These elite-class sports facilities will go a long way in promoting sports culture across the province.
He said the SBP is also in the process of constructing a top level hockey center equipped with all modern facilities. He added that the squash complex at Nishtar Park Sports Complex will probably be completed before the 2023 SAF Games. All departments and facilities in the complex have been elaborated through beautiful animations. “It is fully expected that SAF Games squash competitions will be hosted at this world-class squash complex.”
DG SBP also said that the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs will also introduce an insurance policy for players and the premium of the insurance policy will be paid by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs. youth of Punjab. He said the SBP is also in the process of establishing a modern wrestling center in Gujranwala. “The annual sports calendar has also been updated in addition to organizing different hunting and talent training camps. We will also organize Sports Expo in October 2022. In addition to this, we are also improving our hostels to accommodate at least 200 players.
POA Secretary Khalid Mehmood said, “We will continue to hold such seminars in conjunction with the Punjab Sports and Youth Department in the future to educate our athletes ahead of major international sporting events. He also thanked Punjab Director General of Sports Javed Chohan for providing the best facilities for holding the doping awareness seminar.
Dr. Asad Abbas, Secretary of the CGA Pakistan Medical Commission, lectured on doping test procedures and results management, as well as nutrition and sports injury prevention. Ada Jaffery, Secretary of the Education Commission of the NOC of Pakistan, delivered her lecture on harassment and abuse in sport.
World champion Inam Butt and badminton player Mahoor Shahzad also thanked Punjab director general of sports Javed Chohan for hosting a doping awareness seminar.