National Bench Press Championship of Power lifting Association-2007 was innagurated by Himachal CM at Palampur today. The three day long championship is being organized in Himachal Pradesh for the first time by Himachal Pradesh Powerlifiting Association under the authority of Indian Powerlifting Federation at Palampur.
Chief Minister welcomed the participants from all over the country taking part in this National Championship. He said this three day long event would go a long way in boosting the sports activities in the State and also help in channellization of the youth energy.
Dronacharya Awardee, Bhupinder Dhawan, Vice President, Indian Powerlifting Federation said that soon an International Championship would also be organized in the State. He nominated Kewal Singh Pathania as Vice President of the Indian Powerlifting Association.
Peter Thorne, President US Powerlifting Federation congratulated the organizers to hold national championship in Himachal Pradesh. He said 108 nations had Powerlifiting Associations in the world and had emerged the popular sport among the youth, which needed to be encouraged to direct the energy of the youth.