Cash awards to WAPDA players for winning medals in National Badminton Championship

Cash awards to WAPDA players for winning medals in National Badminton Championship

Pic 1 01 02 19Lahore – February 01, 2019: WAPDA honoured its players on winning the medals in 56th National Badminton Championship, held from January 25-31, 2019 at Lahore. For the purpose, WAPDA Sports Board arranged a prize distribution ceremony at WAPDA House today. WAPDA Chairman and WAPDA Sports Board Patron-in-Chief Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) was the chief guest of the ceremony, who presented cash awards to the WAPDA players and their coaches. WAPDA Sports Board office bearers and senior WAPDA officers were also present on the occasion.

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The cash awards was given to Ali Mehdi, Azeem Sarwar, Aoun Abbas, Muhammad Atique, Awais Zahid, Zonain, Hashir Bashir, Waqas Ahmad, Mahoor Shahzad, Sehra Akram, Aneela Irshad, Saima Waqas, Huma Javed, Khizra, Zafar Tasneem and Haroon Javed.

Besides winning Women’s Team Title, both Men’s and Women’s Single Titles were also won by WAPDA players namely Ali Mehdi and Mahoor Shahzad respectively in the Championship.

Addressing the ceremony, WAPDA Chairman congratulated the medalists on their performance. He expressed the hope that WAPDA players would continue to excel in national as well as international events. He said that WAPDA, as an organization, has been promoting sports in Pakistan by providing facilities to its players and taking measures for their well being. He further said that WAPDA is our identity and we should take pride in it.

            It is worth mentioning that WAPDA players have not only been showing their class at the national level but also bringing laurels to Pakistan in international competitions. At present, WAPDA is winner in 26 disciplines, and runners-up in 19 games in various national championships. WAPDA is the biggest employer of sportspersons in Pakistan, as more than 2200 players and sports officials are associated with various units of WSB across the country, WAPDA has 66 teams – 37 men and 29 women – of different games.

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