YMCA Pakistan Honored the Sohail Sisters for their Athletic Achievements

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Tribute to Power Girls

LAHORE (PR): Four sisters and all are excellent athletes bringing honor and pride to Pakistan by winning competitions and tournaments the world over in different countries.

A special ceremony was held at the historic YMCA Hall for Twinkle Sohail, Maryam Sohail, Cybil Sohail and Veronica Sohail for winning various titles and competitions of Kabbadi, power lifting and weight lifting. The YMCA Lahore announced honorary membership for four athletes. Bishop of Lahore Rt Rev Nadeem Kamran was chief guest on the occasion and he was honoured with life membership of YMCA. CEO National News Nama Amjad Javed Khan was the guest of honour.

Bishop Kamran appreciated the services of YMCA for the youth. “It is heartening to see that YMCA is giving recognition to the four Christian sisters who have made the nation proud by winning at regional, Asian and world level in different categories of power lifting, weight lifting and kabbadi. The Christian community is proud of these girls and we wish them the best. Their training and winners is not an easy task and they must be helped,” he said.

General Secretary YMCA Emanuel Sarfraz said the YMCA has always backed athletes and sports people. “The YMCA today makes Sohail sisters as its good will ambassadors so that they may encourage the other Christian youth to excel in life.

“We request the first female Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz to whom the Christian community looks with great expectations of progress and development to personally meet these athletes and help solve their problems,” Sarfraz said.

Twinkle, who won four gold medals in recent years, and Cybil who is also a gold medalist, explained in detail the various problems that the sisters face.

It may be mentioned here that Pakistan Sports Board and other bodies do not fully fund and help the athletes. They go through the rigorous training and themselves meet all the expenses even that of healthy diet.

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By Emanuel Sarfraz

GS of YMCA Pakistan