Inter-college games begin in Hayatabad Sports Complex.

PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Colleges Boys and Girls Games got underway here at the Hayatabad Sports Complex on Monday.

Secretary sports Captain retired Mushtaq Ahmad inaugurated the games during a colourful ceremony. A total of 704 athletes, including 300 girls, are taking part in football, cricket and volleyball (boys) and badminton, volleyball and cricket (girls).

The players had qualified for the provincial level games after excelling in the first phase played in eight different zones, including Malakand, Swat, Mardan, Bannu, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Hazara and Peshawar.

The games will be played at different venues.

Speaking at the event, Mushtaq Ahmed said a strong body was essential for a healthy and strong mind, but regretted that social media use and online games kept the youth away from the sports fields.

He said that the motto of the sports directorate was to attract the youth towards healthy activities and bring new talent to the fore. 'It is commendable that there is no lack of talent in the province but such talent needs to be polished,' he added.

The secretary sports said...

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