The youth is the future of this country and they should engage in healthy activities to keep themselves away from the menace of drugs and terrorism.
This was stated by Major (retd) Tahir Sadiq, the former nazim of Attock district, on Sunday while addressing a ceremony to mark the conclusion of a bodybuilding competition for the title of Mr Attock.
The ceremony, held at District Council Hall Attock, was attended by a large number of youth.
The competitions, held separately for Mr Attock Senior and Mr Attock Junior, were organised by local bodybuilding clubs without funding from the government.
The title of Mr Attock Senior was won by Asif, who defeated his contestants Arshad and Ansar, while Mohsin Butt secured the title of Mr Attock Junior after defeating Waqas, Awais, Amin and Hanif in a tough competition.
The winners were given trophies by the former nazim, who also presented a prize of Rs2,000 to Asif and Rs1,000 to Mohsin from his own pocket.
The participants of the competition complained of the government’s lack of interest in promoting bodybuilding as a national sport. Despite the presence of a district sports board, no funds are allocated for bodybuilding, while the recently held sports festival by the Punjab chief minister did not include any bodybuilding event either, they added.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2012.
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