* Close to 350 body builders representing different States and national bodies competing for coveted title
*Championship for 22 categories is being held under the aegis of Indian Body-Building & Fitness Federation (IFBB)
Jalandhar: LPU in association with Punjab Amateur Body-building Association (PABBA) is organizing a 2-Day mega event ‘MR India-13th Federation Cup’ at its campus. The competition is held under the aegis of Indian Body-Building & Fitness Federation (IFBB). Close to 350 body builders representing different Indian states and national bodies are competing for the coveted title of Mr India. Competitions are also going on for 51st Junior Nationals, Veterans & Physically challenged, under 22 categories. The championship was declared open today by the chief guest LPU’s Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, who was accompanied by President of PABBA, Dr Randhir Hastir and General Secretary of IFBB Mr Sanjay More accompanied him. On this occasion, previous year Masters champion and Hollywood Star, Varinder Ghumman, who is also featuring with super star Salman Khan in a forthcoming film, was also present to boost up the participants. An expo is also arranged with various stalls displaying equipments and machines for maintaining body fitness, health related literature and body growth materials.
Talking to Media Dr Hastir endorsed the championship as a youth development programme which teaches students to be away from drugs and usage of other intoxicants. He also highlighted about illustrious and recent achievements made by IFBB and PABBA, in the annals of national, Asian and world level body building championships.
Chancellor Mr Mittal said that It is a matter of Pride for LPU to associate in organization of national body building championship at its Campus. He desired that coaches and managers continue playing their major roles in developing more and more body builders of eminence. These should further participate at Asian and International level competitions to bring laurels to India, in this field too. Congratulating eminent national body builder Hira Lal on winning silver medal recently for International Championship, Mr Mittal also appreciated persons attached to IFBB and PABBA for their selfless work.
National and international judges, Mr Mukesh Pawar(Delhi), Mr Deepak Prashar, Mr Vijay Kumar (Punjab), Mr Prem Yadav(Madhya Pradesh), Mr Arup Sikger(West Bengal),Mr Kadu, Mr Rajesh Sawant(Maharashtra), Mr Guru Nathan( Tamil Nadu), Mr Sanjay Patil(Goa), Mr M Pannikar(Kerala) and others were seen to enjoy facilities at the LPU Campus. Mr Vijay Kumar said: “ We are very happy to see the organizing capacity of LPU which has great discipline and working force to set the things right on time and as needed. All the arrangements made are superb. We can say that LPU can also make arrangements for International Championships.”