The Fact News Service
Batala, September 11
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s decision to organize ‘Kheda Watan Punjab Deyan’ to revive sports culture in Punjab and recognize the talent of sportspersons in the state is finally bearing fruit as the sports department has successfully conducted block-level competitions after the inaugural ceremony. Now district-level competitions will be held in district Gurdaspur from 12 to 22 September for which all preparations are complete. It was disclosed by Sh Amansher Singh Sherry Kalsi, MLA Batala through a press released issued here today.
He said that Volleyball, Athletics, Football, Kabaddi (National style), Kho Kho and Wrestling competitions were held at the block level. Now the winners of these games will participate in district-level competitions. Apart from these sports, there are six age groups at the district level of Handball, Softball, Judo, Roller Skating, Gatka, Kick Boxing, Hockey, Netball, Badminton, Basketball, Power Lifting, Lawn Tennis, Wrestling, Swimming, Boxing, Table Tennis and Weightlifting. There will be Under 14, Under 17, Under 21, 21-40 years, 40-50 years and above 50 years. Para sportsmen competitions would also be held. In 41-50 years and above 50 years age group competition of Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball and Athletics will be held. Certificates will be awarded to the winners of these categories.
MLA Sherry Kalsi further informed that the district-level winners will be given certificates. After this, the state-level competitions of the district winners will be held from October 10 to 21. A total of Rs. 6 Cr worth prizes will be distributed to the winners at the state level. Rs. 10,000 will be given to the first position winner, Rs. 7,000 for the second and Rs. 5,000 for third place winners.