Pakistan has tremendous talent and potential to excel in the thrilling and fascinating game of Badminton if proper coaching, practicing and playing environment is provided to the budding talent. DHA Clubs provide exciting sports and fitness facilities to the members and public to develop their talent in various sports. Defence Authority Sunset Club has produced two outstanding young players Mahnoor Shehzad and Palwasha Bashir who became Pakistan’s No.1 and No. 2 Badminton Champions at the recently concluded 54th National Badminton Championship 2017.
A befitting ceremony was held at DA Sunset Club to honour and recognize the talent of these two promising players. Administrator DHA Brig Shahid Hassan Ali was the chief guest on the occasion. He awarded shields and a cash award of Rs. 25,000/- each to both the outstanding champions. Talha, a young player who won the Karachi Inter Schools Badminton Championship this year was also given a shield.
Administrator appreciated the exceptional talent and superb feats of Mahnoor and Palwasha and termed them as the shining stars who are the pride of the nation. He said that the glorious success of the two players was the result of their concerted efforts, superb fitness and total commitment for the game which deserves commendation. Administrator reiterated that DHA will continue to support and promote sports and all other healthy activities in society as its socio corporate responsibility.
Both the national champions thanked DHA, their devoted coach Mr Iftikhar and the Club Secretary for their unflinching support and patronage which was instrumental in making them the national champions. Mr Faisal Khalid, President Pakistan Badminton Association was also presented a shield as a token of recognition of his meritorious services for promotion of Badminton in Pakistan.