Lahore: Guineas World Book of Record has termed Punjab Youth Festival the biggest festival of the world. As many as 30 new world records including 1.4 km long largest painting of the world made by four thousand students in youth festival will be set.
Talking at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan congratulated the entire nation for terming Punjab Youth Festival by Guineas World Book of Record as biggest festival of the world. He said this time more than one lakh persons will participate in Marathon. Director General Sports Board Muhammad Usman Anwar was also present on the occasion. Rana Mashhood said that the dream of such a big youth festival was materialized and a foundation stone has been laid in the sports field whereas it was being considered impossible. He said that the concluding ceremony of youth festival started in August last will be held on March 12. Rana Mashhood Ahmed said that the allegations of corruption in youth festival are baseless and an agreement is also being made with Transparency International for proving its transparency. He said that the playgrounds destroyed due to metro bus would be restored.
Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said that a formal agreement has been made with contractors that after removing the material, all playgrounds would be restored in original shape. About non-distribution of prizes among those who set world records in Guineas Book besides winning speech and writing competitions in educational institutions, Rana Mashhood said that the process of distribution of prizes has been started and Education Department will distribute prizes in educational institutions. He said that the Chief Minister Punjab will give away certificates and prizes to those who set world records at the concluding ceremony. He welcomed the arrival of Balcohistan Cricket Team.