Bodybuilding an "art of living" for Norbu Bhutia

Gangtok, 01 Jun:

With hard work and dedication, Gangtok boy, Norbu Bhutia, has turned his hobby into a passion and flourished in the field of bodybuilding. From being adjudged Mr Sikkim to being the second runner up at the national level championship “Fit Factor India”, this home boy has achieved enormously in a short span of time.

In conversation with SummitTimes, Norbu shares his journey so far.

ST - How did it all start?

NB - I started bodybuilding at the age of 20 back in 2008 and from that day on there was no looking back. I have been continuously working out since then. My Mama [uncle] inspired me although he was not a bodybuilder. He was the only one who helped me a lot at my initial stage when even my family was against my passion.

ST - What has been your biggest achievement so far?

NB - Being adjudged the runner up at Fit Factor India Men’s Physique runner up in 2016 and the champion at the 1st Open Hills Men’s Physique 2017 are my biggest achievements so far. I feel proud to have been a part of these events.

ST - Do you see any change in people’s perspective towards health and body building?

NB - These days I find that people are more concerned about their health and consider hitting a gym which is good. This positive outlook will help create a healthy environment. Every individual today wants to stay healthy and I guess that is the reason why bodybuilding has become a serious option for people.

ST - What are the changes you have seen in your own lifestyle due to your passion?

NB - Bodybuilding for me is an art of living where one needs to be very much disciplined and determined towards the goal. I love to stay healthy and it’s because of bodybuilding that I have garnered much respect among people. When I hear people calling me their inspiration, that’s when I find satisfaction. Hard work never goes in vain in the end.

ST - Your future goals?

NB - I really want to bag some more medals in both national and international level championships. I am determined and focused and I’m sure it will come true sooner or later.