Surjit Sports Association to honour six sportspersons

December 02, 2017 10:27 PM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Six sports personalities will be honoured during the 27th Kamaljit Khedan 2017  to be held at village Kotla Shahia near Batala (District Gurdaspur) on December 10, according to Prof Surjit Sports Association chairman Gurbhajan Singh Gill.

Addresssing a press conference  at Chandigarh Press Club here today he said that former Indian hockey team captain Olympian Harpreet Singh Mander will be awarded the Surjit Memorial Award and Arjuna Awardee Volleyball player Sukhpal Singh Pali will receive Shaheed Major Vajinder Singh Shahi Punjab Da Gaurav Award. Athletics coach Sukhdev Singh Pannu has been selected for the Majhe Da Maan award while international athlete Kulwinder Kaur will be awarded the Kamaljit Memorial Award. World Youth Athletics meet silver medalist  Damneet Singh will be felicitated with Harjit Brar Bajakhana Memorial Award, and Sher-E-Punjab Boxing Academy, village Chakar (Ludhiana) the Amarjit Singh Grewal Memorial Award.

The names of these sportspersons were decided during a meeting of the awards committee comprising Surjit Sports Association Chairman Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill, President  Pirthipal Singh, Senior Vice President  Navdeep Singh Gill, Prof Surinder Singh Kahlon and Principal Sukhwant Singh Gill.

 These sportspersons would be awarded with a cash prize of Rs 21,000 each along with a citation and a trophy. During this four-day long mega sporting event, more than 1500 sportspersons from different states of North India would compete against each other in eight different sports disciplines such as athletics, football, hockey, volleyball, netball, kabaddi National Style, Kabaddi Circle Style etc. He informed that would be the media partner for this event.

Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Gurloveleen Singh Sidhu will inaugurate the meet on December 7 and  Rural Development and Panchayats and Water Sanitation Minister  Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony on December 10.

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