Indore’s ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’ is finding it difficult to pursue his passion of body-building despite his parents mortgaging jewelries and a house.
Moti Lal Dayma, a 25-year-old constable with Madhya Pradesh Police and a body-builder of repute, is preparing for ‘Mr India’ competition to be held in 2017 in Mumbai. But he said he was finding it difficult to arrange money for his diet that costs him around Rs 50,000 a month.
“I get only Rs 17,050 as monthly salary from the police department. My diet of a month cost me about Rs 50,000. My mother mortgaged her jewelries and my father our land in Dhar and a house in Vijay Nagar for my diet,” said Dayma, a four times Mr Indore.
His daily diet regime includes 20 to 30 eggs, 4 kg chicken and 4 liters milk.
Dayma, joined the police in 2012 and now posted at Pandrinath police station, said: “The (police) department officially is not coming forward to help me.”
“Two IPS officers helped me by giving me Rs 2 lakh but the Madhya Police never helped me. Some politicians and administrative officer also promised for help but nothing happened,” said Dayma, who has borrowed `1 lakh from his friends.
He said his zeal to win an international competition was driving him every day.
“I will sell myself but I will win an international competition one day. Now, I am concentrating on national body building championship to be held next year. I hope after winning that the state government will come forward to help me,” Dayma said.
Dayma’s friends fondly called him Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won five ‘Mr Universe’ titles and seven ‘Mr Olympia’ titles before retiring to dedicate himself to acting.