This was stated by Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, who is also the chief organizer of the Punjab Youth Festival at a news conference here on Saturday. Also present was Director General Sporty Board and Youth Affairs Punjab Usman Anwar. w
“ It was the first phase of the festival and its many phases have yet to be conducted and we believe by the end of our festival in November we will be able to set new world records of participation besides setting new bench marks in worlds sports “,he added.
He said that a team of Guinness World Record is due to reach Pakistan in a week to sign a proper protocol for the coverage of the Festival. “I am proud to announce that the first level of the Festival broke the previous record of 980,000 and the entire festivity is likely to lure around 30 million participants.”
He further stated that in the first level nine events were contested and the second Union Council level would have 30 events of different categories which apart from sports would also involve general public, family events, elementary schools male and female events.
He further stated that keeping in view the interest of the youth in the festival and to control the spread dengue in the province a walk for awareness is being held under the Punjab Youth Festival banner and the supervision of the Sports Board Punjab.
“Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Shairf will lead the walk from Liberty Chowk to Mian Market to involve people of all segments for eradicate the larva of dengue so that it could not create disaster,” he added.
Usman Anwar said that the walk will start at 10 am while all the people will assemble at 9 am and then walk together towards Mian Market.
He further stated that his government is not taking any political scoring from the dengue awareness walk. “Its main purpose is to save lives and prevent the spread from dengue. In fact it’s a walk for a cause in which are moblising the youth for a noble purpose.
To a number of questions, Rana Mashhood said that the remaining events of the festival will have about 235 events that will be contested in the remaining levels of the festival.