QUETTA: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said that sports activities always led to healthy competition by promoting discipline and character building, especially among the young people.
Addressing the concluding ceremony of 34th National Games, the president said that by holding national sports event, a message was given to the entire world that Balochistan was a peaceful province.
The president observed that different genres of games always helped in promotion of mental health, character building, team work, and healthy competition at different levels.
He said Quaid e Azam and Fatima Jinnah always encouraged young people of the country to take part in healthy activities and stressed upon imbibing the spirit of unity, faith and discipline in all walks of life.
Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah paid special focus on girls guide to strengthen the organizational discipline, he added.
Governor Balochistan Malik Abdul Wali Khan Karkar, provincial minister for sports, chief secretary, officials, athletes and a large number of spectators were present during the ceremony.
About Balochistan, the president said the province was rich with natural and mineral resources and commended all the governments for their efforts to utilize them for the progress and prosperity of the province.
The president further stressed that for physical health, regular exercise and other sports activities must be made a part of life as they were vital for healthy living.