Corps Commander Peshawar Inaugurates Inter-Madaris Games of the Amalgamated Tribal Area
For the first time in history the Inter-Madaris Games inaugurated Thursday at the Sports Complex of Peshawar under the aegis of the General Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
PESHAWAR, (APP – UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – Jun 2, 2022): For the first time in history, the Inter-Madaris Games were inaugurated at the Peshawar Sports Complex on Thursday under the auspices of the Khyber Sports Directorate Pakhtunkhwa.
Peshawar Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed was the chief guest who officially opened the Games where more than 800 students from different religious Madaris from seven merged tribal districts including North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Khurram , Orakzai, Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur and six sub-districts including Peshawar, FR Kohat, FR Bannu, FR Lakki, FR Dera Ismail Khan, FR Tank participate in seven different Games.
The Peshawar Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed, addressing the inaugural ceremony, praised the efforts of the organizers in motivating the key segment of society to participate in the games.
Participation of religious school students in tribal districts in sports is the real change and this is what we want to bring out the true image of Madaris to the world, said Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hameed .
Madrassa education plays an important role in the advancement of students, Corps Commander Peshawar said, adding that Madrassa is a parallel education system that connects people with religion.
The purpose of education is to train young people as productive members of society, the Corps Commander said, adding that “we want to bring them into the mainstream so that their role can be enhanced accordingly.”
A college-educated young man could become the Khateeb of a mosque but unfortunately hearing the name of the madrissa raises questions in people’s minds, Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed said.
He said that it is necessary to create links between all educational systems like Urdu, English or Madaris for the facilitation of all students.
Appreciating the Directorate General of Sports for taking an initiative that would definitely bring a change in people’s minds regarding Madaris.
“We want to promote religious schools and connect them with other educational institutions” Peshawar Corps Commander Faiz Hameed.
The Madarais must be brought into the system so that no one can even think of eliminating or ignoring them, said the Peshawar Corps Commander. “We are also considering setting up vocational training centers in Madaris,” he said, adding that students from religious schools should send a positive message from here to the rest of the world.