The Punjab Youth Festival 2012 activity has reached the most toughest and interesting Provincial Level and as the top competitors of all the divisions assemble in Lahore the true passion of youth would be witnessed during the next 10 days.
The Festival rolled into action from August 26 from Neighbourhood and Village Level and after passing from five levels has now reached its concluding stage.
The Provincial Level which stands sixth in the flow chart of the Festival would be contested in 31 sectors of the society involving general public in individual, family and team events, education sector would have elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, skill sector gets involved Tevta, electrical, computer, mechanical, green energy, business management, engineering and IT sectors and the most important of all are the events set to make the world mark in Guinness World Record.
In all there will be 29 sectors on which the entire Provincial Level competitions are based and in this entire activity there would be 256 events of general sports and non-sports are set to be contested.
Usman Anwar, Director General Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab, said that Rs 50,000,000 will be distributed among the winners of all the categories of the Punjab Youth Festival.
Highlighting the details of the coming schedule, he said that the Provincial Level will start formally with the formation of the largest mosaic and the biggest human flag on October 18 and the next day would be spent rehearsing for the October 20 opening ceremony and for the mass participation of national anthem and from that day onwards the Provincial Level will start.
“In this Level there would be 256 events to be contested that include nine sports sectors and rest of sectors has general category sectors which also have seven new sectors.
“In sports sector, secondary schools, colleges, universities, general public and press clubs, bar association, corporate and departments.
“The sports events to be contested in these sectors includes athletics (eight events, badminton, basketball, hockey, karate (three events) table tennis, tug of war, volleyball, billiard, bodybuilding (three categories), chess, cricket, football, gymnastics (five categories), hockey, Kabaddi, karate (three categories), mat and mud wrestling (three categories each), swimming (five categories) tug of war, table tennis, boxing (three categories), cycling, taekwondo, tent pegging, baseball, powerlifting, marathon, rugby, car racing, heavy bike race,” he added.
He further informed that the other sectors of competitions include all the events that were contested in the previous five levels, Neighbourhood and Village, tehsil, union council, district and divisional levels.
“In the provincial level we have also included events of embedded system challenge, speed wiring competition, component de electrical, robo extreme, robo wars, robo navigation contests in electrical sector. In the other sectors like exhibition and quiz, mechanical, green energy, business management, engineering, IT and Computer Sciences there are events of engineering and IT exhibition, build from waste contest, geek wars contest, industrial project exhibition, medical quest, general knowledge, 3D cad contest, aero mania contest, eco-car marathon, energy efficient building design, clean energy, social entrepreneurship, start-up business, battle of business giants, xtreme coding, game development, code the bot, application development challenge, conceptialise notion (poster design competition), project based learning, typing titan contest etc.
“And on the sideline of the entire activity there will be individual Guinness world record events to be held at expo centre,” he maintained.
Usman Anwar further informed that the conclusion of the Provincial level will mark the start of the first ever Punjab International Sports Festival 2012, which will start in the first week of November.