Youth and Sports
The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) held the 6th Guides Commissioner’s Conference from the 18th to 20th of October 2019, primarily aiming to discuss the milestones achieved in the past year. Catering to 42 Ismaili Guide Commissioners from Pakistan, the annual conference not only established the leaders’ strategic direction but also conducted various capacity-building sessions to help them translate their vision to every area and process.
Pakistan celebrated its 73rd Independence Day on the 14th of August 2019. To commemorate this auspicious day, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) for Southern Region organised a mural painting activity in the city of Karachi. Members of the Ismaili community, known for their community spirit and positive contributions to society, observed the national day with great zeal.
The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSB,P) has launched its first Football Club in Pakistan. Since 2018, sports such as cycling, volleyball, winter sports and blind cricket are amongst the various clubs that have been initiated by AKYSB,P. The objective of initiating the various sports clubs was to give a platform to the talented youth of the Jamat in professional sports and to help them excel at the national and international level.
Music is the nucleus of artistic expressions; it translates the emotions and simultaneously contributes to the preservation of the melodious culture of any region. It helps the Jamat reflect that the human race is greater than we can fathom.
A “Heritage Discovery Tour” was organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan for young individuals to explore the richness of Punjab’s historic and cultural heritage. 27 inquiring minds, with an interest in cultural knowledge, participated in this programme from different parts of Pakistan. By understanding the initiatives undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network, participants became aware of the quest to preserve this tradition.
Unity in Diversity – Let’s Embrace Our Differences’ was the theme of the sixth boy scouts and girl guides camporee organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board, Pakistan. The camp was held at Pakistan Boys Scouts Association headquarters, Sumbal Park, Islamabad. An astounding 255 boy scouts and 286 girl guides from all over the country attended the camp.
A pioneering Winter Arts program for young Jamati members from Gilgit-Baltistan saw teachers from one of Pakistan's top art schools travelling to the region for a series of workshops that introduced key techniques and skills to budding artists.
As part of the process to keep the youth fit, active and motivated, The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan organised a Sports Fellowship basketball coaching programme in Gilgit and Karachi.
We take a look back at the memorable National Games of the Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival (DJSF) at the Jinnah Complex in Islamabad. Over 1300 athletes from eight regions competed for medals in 17 different sports, supported by enthusiastic crowds.
Day 4 at the Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival was all about cricket, football and volleyball as the competition in these three stages reached its final stages. Today we talk to some of the competitors about their ambitions and experience.
Day 2 of the Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival National Games saw the competition become more intense with thirteen sports on the timetable plus we take a look at the seniors and differently abled events.
The Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival (DJSF) National Games kicked off in Islamabad earlier this week with a grand opening ceremony and cultural show that attracted huge crowds. Regional Teams from all over Pakistan participated in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and team spirit as athletes geared up for the all-important matches ahead.