Sunday, January 26, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Big-time kabaddi in city on January 30
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 25
A number of star kabaddi players of the world will be seen in action in the sixth edition of the International Lodhi Kabaddi Cup Tournament in Guru Nanak Stadium here on January 30.

An NRI based in Toronto and president, of the Lodhi Kabaddi Cup Club, Mr Beant Singh Dhaliwal, said here today that the winners of this cup would get a cash prize of Rs 75,000 from Mr Channa Alamgir of Acro Construction Company (USA), while the runner-up will receive a cash prize of Rs 50,000 from Mr Manjeeet Singh Bondhi and Mr Mukand Singh Pandher of Canada.

He said Indians settled abroad including Mr Pal Sahota of Royal Transport (USA), Mr Jaspreet Singh, a lawyer based in the USA, Mr John Singh Gill of Golden Transport (USA) and Mr Jagpal Singh Khangura (UK), were closely associated with this tournament.

“The best raider and the best stopper will be given a motor cycle each by Mr Jagtar Singh Grewal and Mr Amrik Singh Kahlon,” Mr Dhailwal said.

Mr Mahal Singh Bhullar, Punjab Director General of Police, will inaugurate the tournament and Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Union minister and president of the Punjab Olympic Association will attend the opening ceremony. Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, will distribute the prizes among the winners.

Mr Dhaliwal said, on this occasion, Kartar Singh, Kala Gaje Aalian and Nirbhay Singh Chak (wrestlers), Mandeep Singh Deol (weightlifter), Kartar Singh Barmi (athlete), Surinder Singh Sodhi and Prabhjot Singh (hockey players) would be felicitated.

Mukandpur, Pashtan win

Mukandpur college and Pashtan College won their football matches on the opening day of the 22nd annual sports festival organised by the Singh Sports Association in Sri Hargobind Sahib Sports Complex of Ghungrali Rajputan village near here today.

Pashtan beat DAV College of Jalandhar, 4-3, while Mukandpur beat Ghungrali Rajputan, 5-4. Both the matches were decided through tie-breaker.

Daheru defeated Alune Siane, 5-4, Pakhowal beat Majri, 3-1, and Katala defeated Mohanpur, 3-0.

Earlier, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, Samrala MLA, unfurled the games flag and declared the festival open.

Before the formal inauguration, a cultural programme was presented by college girls and pigeons were released. The chief guest urged the youth to shun drugs and take up sport.



Sports mela concludes
Our Correspondent

Machhiwara, January 25
Three-day sports mela of Machhiwara concluded here yesterday evening. This was organised by the Sri Charan Kanwal Sahib Sports Club.
The prize-distribution function was presided over by the Nagar Panchayat president, Mr Anil Sood, where Mr Tejinder Singh Kooner, a former chairman of the Central Cooperative Bank of Ludhiana, was the chief guest.

The results of semi-finals and the finals, according to the president of the club, Mr Karamjit Singh Gill, and general secretary, Mr Kanwaljot Singh Batra, are as follows:

Kabaddi (62 kg, semi-finals) — Dhurkot beat Kohara and Bharthla beat Rohle; final — Dhurkot defeated Bharthla; semi-finals of kabaddi (club) — Kubbe lost to Kotala and Natan to Chahilan; final — Chahilan beat Kotala. Paharuwal beat Upplan in the volleyball final. Hambowal beat Teor and Machhiwara beat Manewal in the football semi-finals, whereas, Machhiwara lost to Hambowal in the final. In the show-match of girls’ kabaddi, Machhiwara defeated Nawanshahr.

The patron of the club, Mr Rupinder Singh Benipal, Director PADB at Samrala, presented a vote of thanks.


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