“I started joining bodybuilding from Super Gym at Khurai under sir Mohendro. I did not join gym to compete but to improve my body and change physique. I wanted to have good health. I love football. When i was young, sometimes i fell ill, so many people suggested me to do exercises and i chose bodybuilding as a means to improve my body”, says two times Mr.India runner-up Ngangom Randhir.
Randhir wants to compete at higher levels, but bodybuilding is very expensive. It takes a lot of money to maintain one’s body in good shape and when the time of competition comes more money is required. This is what he is facing.
Randhir says, “why not, i want to do bodybuilding for higher level competitions, but now i am analysing the situations. It is very difficuIt to continue bodybuilding, but i love it so much. I am not leaving bodybuilding yet. Although i am not competing now, the love of bodybuilding is still in my mind and body. Situations say – stop, but my heart says – no, carry on”.
Mr. Randhir and his local friends opened a gym named Lion’s Heart Gym at his locality. He expressed the gym would benefit younger generations to some extent in building their bodies and solving drug and intoxicant related problems.
He said, “this is a small and simple gym. But we opened the gym to help the youngsters of our locality to be away from all kinds of intoxicants. We believe the gym will make them healthy and give health consciousness and make them to stay away from drugs and all intoxicants”.
Mr. Ngangom Randhir is from Awang Potshangbam. Despite facing the problems of meeting requirements for the game of bodybuilding, he has made his CRPF team and Manipur proud at national levels. He won his first bodybuilding gold medal when he clinched Sub Junior Mr. Manipur title in 2002 along with overall champion title. The next year he won Junior Mr. Manipur title. After making a name of himself at the state levels, Randhir contested in All India Inter University Bodybuilding Championship in 2005 and grabbed a gold medal in 70kg category. He won overall champion title of the Federation Cup 2010 held at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh contesting in 80kg. The CRPF muscleman also won overall champion title of the Mr. Hercules National Level Bodybuilding Contest 2013 held at New Delhi.
Although Mr. Randhir could not win Senior Mr. India title, he made his presence in the competition remarkable. He won runner-up positions of Senior Mr. India twice in 2010 and 2013 held in Goa and Tamil Nadu and 3rd positions twice in 2011 and 2012 held in Karnataka and Maharastra respectively. He won ‘Most Improved’ award in the competition held in 2010, Goa. He bagged silver medal in Mr. Satish Sugars Classic Body Building Championship 2010 held in Karnataka.
Today, Mr. Randhir is working very hard at his locality’s gym and still hopeful that he can contest at higher levels with training and hard-work. He knows that bodybuilding being an expensive game is preventing him to make a mark at international level. But he is not considering to give up bodybuilding at any cost. He knows well which situations he is going through, but he is still hopeful to come back. His situations are harsh, but it is his heart that says ‘carry on…’.