Dear Media Friends,
Pakistan Olympic Association would like to felicitate the Government of Pakistan for launching the initiative taken under the auspices of Kamyab Jawan Program. The project, as part of the overall Youth Development Scheme, envisages the use of Sport as one of the measures of Positive Youth Development. Throughout history Sports has been used to develop the Youth not just physically but also their cognitive skills along with leadership qualities and their moral character.
It also addresses the issue of the Athlete Elite Development measures which is really the need of the hour. All aspects of SPLISS (Sports Policy Leading to International Sporting Success) have been covered and this InshAllah will have a profound effect on Sports Development in Pakistan. It covers the Nine Pillars of SPLISS and the Talent Hunt, Talent Identification and Talent Development along with the financial resources. Of special note is the Athletes post career support whereby the Athlete not only develops his Talent but also his education which will help him in his post career. A previously overlooked and a weak link in our system i.e Women in Sports has also been addressed.
We appreciate and commend the government for their foresight in that academies would be established in the proximity of sports-specific talent hubs (also known as the Genius Clusters of Sports). This would indeed give a boost to the talent hunt and its development on a fast track.
We specially would like to appreciate Youth development is a major part of Olympic Movement and Pakistan Olympic Association and the Federations are honoured to be part of the scheme and reiterate our total and absolute support in whatever way it is required.
Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Pakistan Olympic Association