Karachi: The Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) under Prime Minister’s Youth Program in collaboration with Sir Syed University, Karachi has completed the Hockey Trials of Talent Hunt Youth Sports League in Sindh.
The hockey trials took place in five phases. The trials were held at Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana and Sukkur in which more than 1000 young men and women players in the age group of 15 to 25 years participated.
It is pertinent to mention here that according to the vision of the Government of Pakistan education, employment and employment opportunities to the youth of the country. That is why youth are engaged in productive activities of talent hunt. In this regard, hockey trials were organized in 25 districts of the country under the Talent Hunt Youth Sports League. The trials conducted in Sindh province are part of the same process.
After this, a provincial league will be organized among the teams of the best players in these trials and the winning teams of the provincial league will be given an opportunity to participate in the national league by providing international level coaching, training and mentorship to the players. ,
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Shaja Fatima Khwaja, giving her opinion on the completion of the trials in Sindh, said that apart from promoting sports, positive steps are being taken by the government to provide better opportunities to the youth. other areas of life.
He further said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has a special interest in youth welfare projects and the government is running several projects for the youth, including Prime Minister’s National Innovation Award, Green Youth Movement, Youth Development Center and other projects.
Director Sports, Higher Education Commission Javed Ali Memon said that Chairman of Higher Education Commission Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed has always encouraged young athletes and believes that there is no dearth of talent in our country, the need is to provide opportunities to the youth. ,
Many senior hockey players participated in the trials held in Sindh and encouraged the young players. The participants of the trials told that this is the first project of its kind in which players are selected through trials and given a chance to participate in the provincial leagues. The top performers in the league will get an opportunity to hone their skills under qualified coaches and these youngsters will be the players of the future.
It aims to create a softer image of Pakistan by actively participating in sports at the domestic and international level in the near future.