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Tough competitions on cards today

Tough and interesting competitions are expected on the last day of the District Level of the Punjab Youth Festival 2012 as majority of the finals of several events are to be contested today (Saturday).
The District Level which is the fourth stage of the Festival is being contested among the towns and localities of the districts and the winners of this level will compete for their district in the next phase which is the Divisional Level.
On the second last day of the District Level 4348 were the winners of their matches and competitions from among 16,149 participants. In four districts of Lahore Division 24 events were contested by 963 players and 411 were the winners.
In Lahore City there were competitions of tug of war, volleyball, football, weightlifting, basketball, hockey, cricket and taekwondo which were participated by around 502 players and 200 left the venue smiling. At Sheikhupura there were 218 participants and 92 were the winners.
The competitions among the nine towns saw some nail-biting competitions. At Iqbal Park Sports Complex, Cricket hardball matches were held. In the first semi-final, Nishtar town beat Aziz Bhatti Town by 21 runs and in the second semi-final, Ravi town defeated Wahga town by 5 wickets.
In Kabaddi, Iqbal town outplayed Wapda town 40-34, Data Ganj Bax town beat Aziz Bhatti town 42-34, Wahga town moved past Shalimar town 35-24, Ravi town beat Samanabad town 47-33 and Nishtar town banged Gulberg town 42-34 while in the final, Iqbal Town bagged first position and Nishtar Town was second. In the Mat Wrestling final, Data Ganj Bax Town was first whereas Iqbal Town was second.
In the Tug of war, the final competition was won by Data Ganj Bax Town which defeated Gulberg town 2-1. In the football final, Data Ganj Bax town outplayed Aziz Bhatti town 1-0. In weight Lifting, Nishtar town ‘s Salman Aqeel Butt won the first position while Shalimar town was declared winner defeating Gulberg town in the basketball match.
In the final cooking of competitions, a number of 14 colleges were present among which Sana Abid of Government college of Home Economics won the first position.
In the other parts of the province hectic festival activity continued and Rawalpindi had 625 participants in 17 events and 217 won their competitions. At Sargodha there were 29 events held in four districts and 870 participants saw 214 winners.
Similarly, Gujranwala had 621 were the competitors while 285 were the winners while Faisalabad registered the participation of 258 players and 83 were the winners. At Sahiwal division, 17 events were conducted and half of them were completed in which 330 contested to see 151 get away with the best players tag.
Likewise, at Multan there were 446 participants and 121 winners, Bahawalpur had 463 participants and 106 winners and Dera Ghazi Khan got 753 entrants in the events and 114 got to the top.
In the sports events that were conducted by Higher Education Commission there were 8848 participants from different schools and 2515 were the winners. Lahore alone got 1250 students involved in various events and 182 earned limelight while tough competitions were also witnessed in other districts of the province.
In non-sporting events like healthy baby 14 children took part in the competition and four were declared the winners and in school events 10,185 students displayed their skills in milli naghme, essay writing and dress show. Similarly, 341 took part in family dressing and cooking competition and 16 won the certificates.

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