LAHORE - The second stage of Punjab Youth Festival 2014 at union council level got underway throughout the province on Sunday with extensive participation witnessed in all the sporting events.
In 63 union councils of nine towns of Lahore, a large number of participants took part in different competitions and 383 returned home joyous. In Shalimar Town, Malik Shahzad won arm-wrestling competition, Saleem Baig badminton, Danish billiard and Hamza XI cricket tape ball match. In Nishtar Town, cricket tape ball event was won by Mughal XI, tug of war Shahbaz XI and different categories of arm-wrestling by Ali and Danish. In Samanabad Town, weightlifting events were won by Ilyas and Ghafoor and badminton events by Nazim and Saleem.
In Gulberg Town, M Saqlain and M Kabir XI won cricket ball matches while In Iqbal Town, Amjad and Basharat XI won tug of war events. In Ravi Town, Shafiq won billiard event, Hamza and Ghumman XI tug of war event while Ishtiaq Butt and Hameed won bodybuilding events. In Data Gunj Bakhsh Town, badminton events were won by Hamza and Azeem while Muhib and Ali Yasir claimed weightlifting honour. In Wahga Town, Abdul Razzaq grabbed billiard title, Asif Anjum and Nazir XI won cricket tape ball matches while Abdul Majeed and Kamran XI won football games. In Aziz Bhatti Town, arm-wrestling event was won by Hassan, badminton events Tariq and Shahnawaz while cricket tape ball title went to Ali and Murtaza XI.
In 327 union councils of districts Attock, Jhelum and Chakwal of Rawalpindi division, 3753 players participated in various events and among them 303 were adjudged winners. In 173 union councils of Sahiwal division, 375 were victorious out of 686 players. In 210 union councils of Lodhran, Shujaabad and Vehari districts of Multan division, 2422 participants appeared in different events and 386 were winners. In 142 union councils of Sialkot divisions, 2960 players featured in various events and 811 were champions. In 83 union councils of DG Khan division, out of 3201 players, 474 were declared winners. In 56 union councils of Sargodha division, 2753 were winners out of 6412 participants. In 15 union councils of district Pakpattan, 89 players took part in various events and 42 were champions while in 11 union councils of Rawalpindi city, 108 returned home as title winners out of 342 participants.