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But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matt

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OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 18TH CHRISTIAN SPORTS FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY JUALY 05, 2019 AT FCC GROUNDS The Pakistan Bible Society 18th Christian sports festival was inaugurated on Friday July 05, 2019 at Forman Christian College and Chartered University grounds at 5:00PM. This program was arranged to promote the interfaith harmony and brotherhood for the development of the beloved country. Peace through sports is the slogan of this festival. The program started at 5:45 PM with a little delay to wait for the guests. The chief guest of this program was the Ch. Muhammad Amin, Member of Provisional Assembly, Punjab, Pakistan. The program was started with prayer by Rev. Azar Mushtaq, Vicar, Holy Trinity Church, Nila Gumbad, Lahore and General Secretary Designate. The verses of the Holy Quran were recited by the Qari Abdul sitar Ahmad. Mr. Justus Nassir welcomed the guests on behalf of the General Secretary and staff of the Pakistan Bible Society. He also conveyed greetings on behalf of the General Secretary, Mr Anthony Aijaz Lamuel as he could not join this program due to international meetings. After that the ministry and the purpose of the sports festival was shared by Justus Nassir. Mr. Irfan Francis shared the brief report of the previous and current sports festival. The children from St. Thomas Church, Charharh, performed skits for guest’s entertainment. The Garlanding to the guests was made to welcome them in the program. The study Bibles and bouquets were presented to the Chief Guest and all the distinguish guests were garlanded and given the Urdu Study New Testaments. Maulana Asim Makhdoom Sahib appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan Bible Society and encouraged the youth to be faithful to the country. Ch. Muhammad Amin MPA also appreciated the Pakistan Bible society work and extended his cooperation to work for the country development. He also shared that Government of Pakistan will fully endorse the Pakistan Bible Society for noble tasks in the country and always will be instrumental in providing any assistance, if needed. There were Maulna Asim Makhdoom, Allama Asghar Arif Chisty, Hafiz Naumman Hameed Sahib, The representative of Peer Shafiat Rasool Noory Sahib, Dr. Badar Munir Sahib, Mr. Babar kamal, Cedric Wasim Shah, Mrs Victoria Patick, Rev Rockey, Rev. Robin Qamar, Rev Qamar Masih and other distinguish guests in the program. The opening ceremony was done in the cricket ground with cutting the ribbon and releasing the balloons. The basketball and football opening ceremonies were done in the respective grounds. At the end refreshments were served in the VIP lounge of the cafeteria for the special guests and the players were served in the Lucas center.



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