Youth and Sports Festival Punjab 2012
A total of 56 events and 13 sports competitions will be organized among seven sectors at the union council level in Punjab Sports and Youth Festival 2012 which is going to be held in August.
The total prize money of Rs278,000 would be delivered among the winners of different events, he said. Similar to the neighbourhood and village competitions, the individual, family and team events would also be arranged for the people belonging to all walks of life.
For the general public, competitions will be held in wrestling, athletics, badminton, basketball, billiard and snooker, chess, cricket (tennis ball), football, tug-of-war, volleyball, bodybuilding, weightlifting and hockey, he added.
By organizing these events a healthy culture of sports in modern as well as in traditional sports is intended to establish and it will be helpful in overall development of sports in Punjab, he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Anwar said the Punjab government, under the vision of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, was determined hard to create a new culture of sports among people belonging to all walks of life.
The youth is the future of our country and through sports and youth festivals we are pointing to categorize the new talent for our future needs, he said.
The events for individual, family and team categories will include cooking, horticulture, mushaira, na’at khwani, pet competitions, photography, qirat, songs/milli naghme/poetry, debates, dress designing/stitching, handicraft, painting, kitchen gardening, healthy baby competitions, street art and essay writing while bull race, dog race, tippling/pigeon flying,
donkey cart race and horse race have been reserved for the rural sector public.
Apart from the individual, family and team events, the elementary and secondary school levels students have also been invited to participate in healthy extra-curricular activities. Students will contest in debate, essay writing, milli naghme (national songs), na’at khwani, painting, qirat, cultural models, cooking, dress show, handicraft and science models competitions.
Inter-sports and Youth Development Council matches and competitions will be organized between sports and youth councils of each union council while there will also be competitions between participating teams and individuals at the same level, he said.