Celebrating the success of the 18th Sindh Games: A triumph of determination and unity

In a remarkable display of dedication and teamwork, Dr. Junaid Ali Shah, along with his esteemed colleagues Ahmed Ali Rajput and Mr. Muhammad Asgher Baloch, successfully orchestrated the 18th Sindh Games on an incredibly short notice of just one month, bridging a gap of six years since the last event. This feat not only highlights their organizational prowess but also underscores their unwavering commitment to the promotion of sports in the region.

Dr. Junaid’s decision to seize the opportunity and not defer the event to the next elected government speaks volumes about his courage and sense of urgency. It was truly a “now or never” situation, and his proactive approach ensured that the spirit of sportsmanship continued to thrive in Sindh. Following in the footsteps of his late father, Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah, a revered Orthopedic surgeon and sports enthusiast, Dr. Junaid exemplifies a legacy of passion and dedication to the sporting community.

The participation of thousands of athletes from various divisions, including Larkana, Sukkur, Benazirabad, Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad, and Karachi, showcased the rich talent and enthusiasm present in Sindh. It is imperative that the elected government, particularly the Pakistan People’s Party, takes note of this remarkable display of sportsmanship and prioritizes the development of athletes, especially in interior Sindh. The remarkable enthusiasm and involvement of athletes from interior Sindh underscore the untapped potential and the need for greater support and resources in the region. As Allama Iqbal famously said, “Zara Nam ho to ye mitti bari Zarkhez hay Saqi,” highlighting the fertile ground for growth and success in sports within Sindh.

Furthermore, not to forgot the commendable efforts of Mayor Karachi, Mr. Mutuza Wahab, in not only focusing on the development of parks and playgrounds but also directly supporting sports initiatives, rehabilitations of Sports complexes, playgrounds played a vital role to manage the 18th Sindh games it deserve recognition.

However, there remains a significant question regarding the relationship between the Sindh Sports Board and the Sindh Olympic Association, emphasizing the need for improved collaboration and strategic planning for the advancement of sports culture and athlete development in the region. As we look towards the future, it is essential for the upcoming Sports Minister and the government to prioritize strengthening the relationship between these key organizations and devising comprehensive strategies for the holistic betterment of sports culture and athletes in Sindh. Together, through unity and determination, we can continue to foster a thriving sporting community that uplifts and inspires all.

Finally, we must understand the importance of promoting sports events in Pakistan and the potential benefits of sponsorship from national and multinational companies. Dr. Junaid Ali Shah, President of the Sindh Olympic Association, can organize programs aimed at educating these stakeholders, we can encourage companies to invest in sports.

It is true that government support may not always be sufficient to fully fund these events, making private sector involvement crucial. National and multinational companies have the resources to make a significant impact on the sports sector in Pakistan, and their sponsorship can help in promoting talent development, increasing participation, and fostering a culture of sportsmanship. It is essential to team up with key stakeholders like Dr. Junaid Ali Shah to create a sustainable framework for sports sponsorship and support in the country.

Leave a Reply

Shopping cart


No products in the cart.

Continue Shopping