Lahore: The Union Council level of the Punjab Youth Sports Festival is continuing in all parts of the province with some of the districts have little activity due to natural calamity while the big cities have proper competitions on the third day of the start of this second level on Monday.
In the other districts of the province, around 20,000 participated in 170 events from around 593 Union Councils. Rawalpindi division got response from 2107 participants in 52 events and 117 Union Councils. In Rawalpindi City alone 373 took part in nine events. Chakwal remained active in naat khani and qirat competitions while armwrestling was another event that was keenly contested there. More than 500 people took part in these events while 800 involved in the activity in 17 events.
In Sargodha, 4493 from 105 UCs participated in 41 events and here Khushab and Mianwali were the most active districts where nearly all the events were contested and was took part by 800 and 1696 people. In Gujranwala more than 9000 took part in 45 events.
Meanwhile, in the nine towns of Lahore regular competitions started in the morning and continued till evening with participation from around 10,000 in 11 sports and 19 general events. The sports events includes athletics, badminton, billiard, cricket tape ball, tug or war, volleyball, bodybuilding, football and weightlifting while the general events have naat khani, qirat and cooking while family event includes cooking, family dressing, healthy baby competitions and kitchen gardening while the education sector, have debate, essay writing, milli naghme, naat khani, painting and qirat competitions. The education sector competitions are being conducted by Education department at elementary schools level while the family and individual events are being organized by the Population department. In Gulberg Town, union council 31 and 32 participated in Cricket tape ball, Arm Wrestling and Tug of War. in the cricket, UC 32 of block 11 Mughalpura beat block 16 by 40 runs. Block 7’s Gunband Colony beat block 8 by 24 runs. Union Council 32’s Saleem beat Haris in Arm Wrestling competition and in Tug of War UC 32 beat it’s a team 2-0. In Badminton, UC’s 33 Syed Yawar and Mujtaba Ali won in doubles 20-16 against Salman and Muneeb while Aizaz and Danial won single tournaments against Shahzad and Aqeel. In Shalimar Town, UC 16’s block 2 Shahmeer defeated Block 4 4-0. In Arm Wrestling, UC 15’s Mubashir beat Aqif Ali 2-0. Muammil of union council 15 outplayed Hamid 2-0. Muzammil of union council 15 beat Mubashir 2-0.
In Athletics, UC 16’s Hamid attained first position, Usama second and Ali Haider secured third position in the 100 matre race while in 200 M, Usmana of union council 16 block 5 bagged first, Mubashir second and Hamid acquired third positions.
In the Cricket tapeball, UC 16 defeated UC 15 by 5 wickets. In Aziz Bhatti Town, Usman, Fiaz ,Amjad, Haris and Adnan won their badminton matches. Union council 48’s Khokar XI beat Junaid XI. In Iqbal Town, union council 110’s Kharal 11, union council 111’s Dholanwal XI won the matches. In Arm Wrestling , union council 111’s Abdullah, Rameez and Sherjeel Butt bagged top positions while in Badminton, Faizan ,Asadullah and Hamza won the events.
In Wahga Town, union council 37’s Iqbal from block 1 and Nadeem Shehzad of block 2 were declared winners of Badminton competitions. In the Cricket tapeball matches, United Tiger won the match.
Faseh Afzal of block 3 won the Naat Khwani competitions,Shabir ul Hassan won Billiard whereas Waqar of same union council won the Body Building competitions.