Karachi: A prize distribution ceremony was held at the end of grand Sports Gala organized by Defence Authority Club at the Club’s lush green lawn here today. Administrator DHA Brig Khalid Tirmizi was the chief guest of the function.

A number of sports events were held during the ten days Sports Gala in which a large number of Club members including men, women and children in different categories participated with zeal and enthusiasm. The sports events held included Swimming, Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Bridge and Snooker competitions. Administrator DHA commended the Organizers for arranging lively activities of sports which was essential for promotion of healthy and positive trends in society. He said that a healthy body has a healthy mind and added that sports rejuvenates body, sharpens skills, enlivens spirits and produces agility and strength in body and mind.

He said that winning and losing was part of sports but sportsmanship, fighting spirit, perseverance and determination was the essence of games which must remain alive throughout the sports events.

Brig Tirmizi said that DHA was one of the biggest residential estates of the country which is committed to provision of best recreational, sports and civic environments to its residents in an aesthetically dynamic living environment. He reiterated that DHA would continue to patronize healthy sports activities in all forms and manifestation.

The Club Secretary Col (R) Khalique Malal said that members of all groups including senior members participated in all sports events with great enthusiasm and fun which was encouraging. He said that the Club would continue to hold the annual competitions to promote sports and physical activities in the society.

Earlier the Chairman Sports Organizing Committee, Mr Gulzar Feeroze gave fascinating details of all the events held during the sports week. Nasir Mushtaq, a rising tennis star at national level, who is also member of the Club was also present on the occasion.

In the end the chief guest gave medals and shields to the winners and runner up of various sports events.

Source: DHA Karachi