Jammu Tawi, April 30
Shahnawaz Choudhary, general secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), on Sunday felicitated J and K bodybuilders Sandeep Verma and Raj Kumar for securing second and fourth positions in 57 senior Mr. India National Level Body Builders championship which was recently conducted in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. Speaking in a felicitation ceremony held here, Shahnawaz congratulated the wrestlers for their excellent performance in the national event and assured them all support in terms of infrastructure and training to further hone their talent in the game. Body Builder Sandeep Verma secured second position in 57 Senior Mr. India National Level Body Builders Championship whereas body builder Raj Kumar secured fourth position in the same category. General secretary JKPCC, said that he is very happy that the youths will be inspired to build a physique like these winners, in the time when our youths are been targeted by the notorious interstate drug mafia, and due to some social, economical and family problems they fall in the trap laid by these drug traffickers and the youths are been addicted to these drugs. He said that Congress party will support the body builders and will launch a campaign against the “Drug abuse” and “Body Building” and in the coming future several competitions will be organized at the Village and Panchyat levels to discover the hidden talents in the youths coming from the rural community, so that the drug mafia gets a befitting reply and our youths win more title and prizes like Sandeep Verman and Rajkumar.
He also demanded government should provide financial help and platform to body builders like Sandeep Verma and Raj Kumar in the state so that they would not suffer any more. Both the players expressed gratitude towards Congress general secretary and said no body come forward to help them as they want to compete in International level but due to financial problems no one help them. But with the assurance of Congress, now they will compete in coming International level championship and win the title for their country. Others prominent those where were present on the occasion included Neeraj Kundan, state president NSUI, Ajaz Choudary, Gujjar youth federal state president.