Director Ameer's initiative for a drug free society*
*Mega fitness competition for youth with Rs 10 lakh prize money*
In order to create awareness about the ill effects of drugs and the importance of maintaining good health, Director Ameer will be organising a World Fitness Federation (WFF) National level body building and fitness competition on 17 and 18 September at the Madurai KLN Engineering College.
Speaking about the initiative, Ameer said that health is an important aspect of human life, but people have moved away from traditional food habits.
"As a result of this people are not giving much importance to health these days like before. Just like how we follow the fashion and lifestyle from the western countries, we are also trying to replicate their food habits as well. However, it is important that awareness should be created among the youth about staying healthy. There is a popular belief that only actors have to be fit, which is not true," he said.
He further said that there was a time when college students thought of passing out without any arrears.
"But now we are at a stage where coming out of college without any drug habit is itself seen as a big achievement. This is a very disappointing and highly dangerous trend. We should concentrate more on our health. To achieve this we must focus on sports, body building or any other activity that will keep us away from drugs," he added.
Ameer said, "I started focusing on my health, only after I started appearing on screen. I realised that I was late. But I do not want others to start late. This is why I thought of conducting this competition with the support of my physical trainer Mohan, who has conducted many such events."
"Many people from India are participating. I do not want the event to get restricted in the capital city alone and hence the first event will be held in Madurai. More events will be conducted based on the response for this event," he added.
Ameer also said that unlike most other events, the competition will have a cash prize of upto Rs 10 lakh to encourage more participants.
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