Ludhiana, Mar 15 (ANI): About 125 body builders and fitness models from different parts of the world participated in a body building championship and health and nutrition seminar here.
The two-day event, Sheru Classic 2009, aimed at promoting healthy living among the youth, drew on the evil effects of alcohol on sportspersons.
On the first day, the body builders won big appreciation from audience as they showcased various postures on different musical tunes.
"I think it's great. I am happy to see that India has a great body building community and I am very happy to be here," said Jessica, a participant fromew York.
The presence of Dorian Yates, who has been six time Mr. Olympia on trot and has dominated the bodybuilding world for over a decade, on this occassion boosted participants morale.
Organiser Harmeet Aangrish, on this occasion, said that there is much latent talent in the country but there is a need for the sports authorities to find out methods to encourage them.
"India has a lot of talent. But it is considered an underdog, which means that talent is not exploited because of financial difficulties. The government should pay attention to this fact," said Aangrish, expert nutritionist and body builder. (ANI)