Would have given up politics if I were not a sportsman: PM
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said he would not have continued with his 22-year struggle in politics if he had not been a sportsman.
Inaugurating the under-21 Games at Qayyum Sports Complex Peshawar, the prime minister said, “Those who value their bodies as a blessing of God keep it active,” and added, “When you play sports, you are actually taking care of your body.”
The prime minister, who was the chief guest, congratulated the audience for the inauguration of Under 21 Games which, he said, would a talent hunt the process.
About the philosophy of life, Imran said, “Life is all about competition. In school, there is a competition between students for better grades.”
Defining a champion, he said, “A champion is not the one whose head is raised by the recent victory; the real champion is that person who is not morally defeated by the loss. Instead, the recent loss reinvigorates and redoubles his energies to find out his faults, which he recovers before the next competition.”
“A real champion is he who learns from his defeat,” Imran said and added that he would have given up had he not been a sportsman.