Lahore, May 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): 48th National Volleyball Championship got underway here today at WAPDA Sports Complex. The Championship, which will continue from May 11 to May 17, 2015, was inaugurated by Chairman WAPDA, Zafar Mahmood who is also the patron-in-chief of WAPDA Sports Board. MD (Admin) and President of WAPDA Sports Board (WSB) Yousuf Naseem Khokhar, senior officers of WSB and players and officials of participating teams attended the inaugural ceremony.
WAPDA has helped organize the Championship in collaboration with Pakistan Volleyball Federation. As many as 11 teams namely Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, FATA, WAPDA, Army, Police, Navy, PAF and Police participating in Championship.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, WAPDA Chairman said that sports serve as instrument of nation-building and national integration. He said that WAPDA Sports Board has been working to promote sports in the country by providing its patronage since 1960. He said that this and many other sports events are organized as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of WAPDA.
He said that the objective behind organizing these events is to promote the culture of sports among the youth and inculcate among then sportsman spirit, positive attributes and constructive thinking. He said that WAPDA has decided to increase the budget for sports besides appointing sportsperson as WAPDA brand ambassadors to create awareness about water conservation in the country.
Earlier in his welcome address, the WSB President, while highlighting performance of WAPDA in the national sports arena, said that WAPDA, at present, is the national champion in 28 sports, runners up in 16 sports and third position holder in 8 sports. WAPDA is also sponsoring child athletics through its Sports Endowment Fund, he added. It is important to add that WAPDA is providing all logistical facilities for the conduct of the 48th Volleyball Championship at its Sports Complex.
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Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore