LAHORE: The registration process of volunteers for the Punjab Youth Festival continued at the National Hockey Stadium on Monday.
So far, more than 5,000 youngsters have had themselves registered for the grand event. The PYF officials are keenly distributing registration forms among the youngsters and extending guidance wherever required.
Punjab Sports Board Director General Usman Anwar said on the occasion that the volunteers play a key role in the success of any sports event. “We are registering youngsters for the biggest sports event of the world. The selected persons will be given proper training that will be helpful for them in the future,” he added.
He said that the senior citizens of the city would also be able to show their experience in interesting events of the Punjab Youth Festival 2014 today (Tuesday).
Activities for senior citizens will be held at the Social Welfare Complex, Umer Chowk, Township, where competitions of chess, fun race, tug-of-war and arm wrestling will be held among the old aged people.
Divisional convener and MPA Mian Naseer will be the chief guest of the activity, and will be accompanied by Kanwal Nauman.
According to the organisers, all arrangements have been finalised for the events. The residents of Old-age Home have thanked the chief minister for providing them with such a healthy opportunity.
Meanwhile, renovation and decoration of different venues of the city to host the major events of Punjab Youth Festival 2014 continued with great pace on Monday. For the last four days, the National Hockey Stadium is being whitewashed and cleaned to give it a new look, while lights and other décors are also being installed to beautify the arena.
At the main entrance of the stadium, flowers have been hung to give it a refreshing look. The world’s biggest hockey stadium will be holding some of the key and important events of the PYF 2014.
During Monday’s events, Anjum XI of UC 28 toppled Friends XI by 6 wickets in a hardball cricket match played in connection with the Punjab Youth Festival at the Nawaz Sharif Cricket Stadium, Shahdara. Friends XI of UC 33, while playing first, scored 79 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 10 overs.
Abdur Razzaq and Ashfaq Ahmed remained prominent batsmen with 30 and 25 runs, respectively. For Anjum XI, Anjum Hussain and Faiz Rasool grabbed three and two wickets, respectively.
Anjum XI chased the required target for the loss of four wickets in 9 over. Muhammad Ashfaq played a major role for his team, contributing 33 runs, followed by Faiz Rasool, who struck valuable 28. Later, Anjum Hussain was adjudged man of the match. MPA Pir Ashraf Rasool and Asghar Munda were the guests of honour on this occasion.
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