The smallest of the steps can lead to the greatest of achievements at times. This is what happened in Peshawar yesterday. We all know that Peshawar Zalmi Foundation is trying hard to bring smiles on people’s faces and making huge sports opportunities for the people of Pakistan.
Peshawar Zalmi foundation in collaboration with ICRC and friends of paraplegics held a sports festival in the city of flowers yesterday. This sports festival was in appropriateness with the world’s disability day. People who are on wheelchairs were also there to attend this mega event in Peshawar.
For the first time, wheelchair tennis match was played and audience encouraged them very well. There was a cricket match played too between FATA Zalmi and KP Zalmi. People enjoyed this sports festival with full enthusiasm.
Chairman Peshawar Zalmi and Peshawar Zalmi Foundation, Mr. Javed Afridi said Disable people are blessed with lot of abilities, need to provide them more opportunities to grow in life. Peshawar Zalmi Foundation will hold such events in future too.
In the cricket match, KP Zalmi won the the match by 12 runs from FATA Zalmi.
Other matches such as badminton, long tennis and table tennis were also played in which disable players participated. At the end of the sports event, prizes were distributed among the players. Peshawar Zalmi’s Director Cricket Operations Muhammad Akram, ICRC’s Patrick Somxysana, Mr Ahmad Abdul Qadir, P&O’s delegate Mr. Denver Graham and Yasin Kamran had the honor of distributing the prizes among the players.
People supported this sports event on social media as well under the hashtag of #AbilityWithDisability and appreciated Peshawar Zalmi Foundation and Javed Afridi for all his efforts toward these initiatives.