Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmad, who is also the chief organiser of the festival, said this at a news conference on Wednesday. Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Director General Usman Anwar was also present on the occasion.
“It is a historic moment in Pakistan’s sports as the Guinness World Record (GWR) team is arriving in Pakistan to be the official partner of the Punjab Youth Festival and to monitor the happening of the world records during the event,” he said.
The ceremony will take place at the Punjab Stadium under floodlight and the chief organiser will sign the deal with GWR official in the presence of Secretary Sports Punjab Haroon Ahmed Khan and DG Sports Board Punjab. The GWR will be represented by regional head Raymond.
“Their full-fledged team along with international media will visit Lahore next month to watch the happening of world records in different interesting events. The MoU signing ceremony is a step forward to introduce Pakistani sports at international event and we believe we will be able to create 12 to 15 new records as various individuals will be trying to break records in altogether 25 events,” he said.
He said that the presence of GWR team would help in building a soft image of Pakistan and would bring good name to the country highlighting the achievements of its youth in various interesting events. “It is a heartening sign that people especially youth has taken keen interest in the ongoing festival to create new world records for the GWR,” he added. He said that the ongoing festival had set new standards in country’s sports besides becoming a world level event which is being participated by the people from all walks of life and youth.
“The credit of this activity goes to the Punjab Chief Minister M Shahbaz Sharif who has an unmatched vision and thought for engaging youth in healthy activities,” he said. “The SBP is providing an opportunity to the Pakistan nationals from the platform of the Punjab Youth Festival to glorify the country’s name in the world by creating records,” he added.
A number of sportsmen will be aiming to set new records in various fields to get their name listed in GWR. SBP has shortlisted fifteen (15) events, seven (7) groups and eight (8) individual events.
They will be attempting the following: The most number of arm wrestling simultaneously; the most people in thumb wrestling chain; the longest time controlling a football with the soles; the fastest time to complete 50-football passes; largest cricket ball; maximum number of consecutive martial arts kicks; maximum number of consecutive martial arts kicks in one hour; maximum number of consecutive martial arts kicks in three minutes; heaviest weight pulled by the moustache; maximum number of push-ups in one hour; maximum number of consecutive volleyball passes; longest street art/wall painting; most number of candles lit simultaneously at a single venue; largest parade of tuc-tuc auto rickshaws and largest canvas painting.
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