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Sports vital to save youth from drugs

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LAHORE:In continuation of its unique campaign to save youth from the destructive addiction of drugs and electronic gadgets, Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab has organised its third awareness programme at Islamia College Civil Lines on Wednesday on the directions of Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports Punjab Ehsan Bhutta

Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi, Vice Principal Dr Asim Nadeem, Dr Asghar Yazdani, Director Sports Prof Safdar Ali Asif, President of History Department Prof Hanif Abbasi, Project Development Specialist Qasim Zia, Assistant Director Youth Affairs Nazish Noor, Research Officer Sadia Pervez, Abdul Malik, college professors and a large number of students attended the awareness workshop.

Addressing the awareness workshop, Tariq Qureshi said that youth can stay safe from drugs by participating in sports activities. “There is no doubt that sports inspires youth to move forward in their respective careers and fields,” he said.

Qureshi said Youth Affairs Wing is taking effective measures to lead young boys and girls towards constructive activities. “Our youth is quite talented. They should use technology for positive purposes instead of wasting their time in irrelevant music videos and other such things”.

Praising the efforts of Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Ehsan Bhutta, Vice Principal Dr Asim Nadeem said, “It is the best effort of Secretary Sports Ehsan Bhutta for the wellbeing of youth and building a healthy society”.

He said the young generation is spending more time on electronic devices which is not helping their mental development. “Spending hours on electronic devices is having negative effects on the physical health of the youth,” he added.

Project Development Specialist Qasim Zia said that drugs are poison for youth and it is very important to organise such healthy activities to save the young generation from this poison”.

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