Lahore: Enthusiastic and energetic school girls have been advised to continue playing and promoting national game of hockey, remain active and healthy and win more laurels in their life in years ahead.
This advice was given by the chief guest, former international player and organizer Saman Rashid, while speaking at the prize distribution function in honour of the school’s hockey team at Govt Milli Darul Itfaal Girls High School Rajgarh Road here.
School hockey team members were given hockey sticks and prizes in appreciation and recognition of their winning three tournaments in a row including Tehsil Level Lahore City Tournament, Inter-District Lahore Board Tournament and Jaffer Memorial Hockey Tournament.
Pakistan women hockey team coach Mirza Waheed, coach Zaibunnisa, Principal and teachers of the school and other guests were also present on the occasion.
Hockey sticks and prizes for the team members were given by the chief guest from her own pocket as an encouragement of the young girls for continuing to play the game and bring more laurels to their institution, their families and themselves.
Continuing Saman Rashid said that she sincerely and truly supports talented young players and believes motivating them through all possible means so that can continue playing and promoting national game of hockey.
She said that she has always supported sportswomen in particular girls who play hockey whatever level it may be because game of hockey has been a passion and commitment for her all through her life.
She said that she has dedicated her life to promote particularly among the young girls, has already organized First Women Challenge Cup Hockey Tournament in Lahore with this cherished objective and was planning to organize more with the approval of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).
She said further that she was very happy and highly appreciative on seeing young girls like them carrying sticks in their hands and playing the national game and wished them more successes and achievements in the years to come.
Principal and staff of the school expressed their gratitude to Saman Rashid for giving away hockey sticks and other prizes to young hockey players and thus encouraging them to continue the winning tempo.