PESHAWAR -- Director General Sports Asfandyar Khan Khattak Sunday announced monthly scholarship for the budding youngsters and medalists of the 33rd National Games besides education scholarship and cash incentive already given to talented players since 2013 by the govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Talking to media men during the reception organized in honor of the Sindh Sports Writers Association delegation and a four members delegation of the Palestinian Sports Journalists that arrived Peshawar in connection to assess the overall preparations that have been completed for the 33rd National Games, Asfandyar Khattak said that the govt is very keen in involving youth in healthy sports activities.
He said the govt of KP has already awarded education scholarship to the medal winners of the Under-23 Games since 2013 but now taken a step ahead to give permanent stipend on monthly basis to all those won medals in the 33rd National Games in different games to both female and male athletes.
He said it is apart from the education scholarship to the talented players in sports and the cash incentives of Rs. 100,000 for the gold medal winner, Rs. 50,000 for the silver medal winners and Rs. 30,000 for the bronze medal winners.
He said Rs. 20,000 would be given on monthly basis to all medal winners in different Games at National and International levels besides feeding them with another incentive in the shape of cash incentives to be given to the players to attain international exposure.
'We are giving cash incentives of airfare (tickets) and boarding and lodging facilities to the players proceed to attain international exposure,' Mr. Khattak informed. Mr. Khattak has said that the provincial government is setting up a fund under which monthly awards will be given to talented athletes so that they do not meet expectations of any department for their province.
Play and achieve success, is the motto behind all such steps taken by the govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as desired by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. Mr. Khattak informed the delegation, led by Muhammad Asghar Azim, Secretary General of Sindh Sports Journalists Association, that the govt has taken the steps only to encourage the youth to come and participate in positive activities.
Amjad Aziz Malik, President of Pakistan Sports Writers Federation and President Sports Writers Association Ijaz Ahmad Khan were also...