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Punjab State Games for Girls U-14 begin
The Punjab State Games for Girls U-14, which was inaugurated by Faridkot Divisional Commissioner Harjit Singh, began at the Multipurpose Stadium in Bathinda. Photos: Vijay Kumar

Punjab State Games for Girls U-14 begin

16 Jan 2019 | 10:42 AM

BATHINDA: The Punjab State Games for Girls under-14 were declared open by Divisional Commissioner, Faridkot Division, Harjit Singh in an impressive ceremony held at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium on Tuesday. The Divisional Commissioner, who was the chief guest on the occasion, took the salute from 2,200 participants from different districts of Punjab during the march past.

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Tribune News Service
Bathinda, January 15

The Punjab State Games for Girls under-14 were declared open by Divisional Commissioner, Faridkot Division, Harjit Singh in an impressive ceremony held at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium on Tuesday.

The Divisional Commissioner, who was the chief guest on the occasion, took the salute from 2,200 participants from different districts of Punjab during the march past.

Addressing the players, Harjeet Singh urged the students to focus their complete attention on their respective sporting event for the next two days. He said at this tender age one should spare extra hours every day for good health.

“The Punjab Government is paying extra attention on sports and this is part of the ongoing drive of the government to divert young students’ attention towards sports,” said Harjeet. He pointed out that students must work hard to achieve their target to succeed in life.

Appreciating the efforts of the organisers, the Divisional Commissioner asked the sports coaches to encourage the budding players in team and individual events and they should ensure that the players’ stay and travelling should be hassle free. The chief guest administered the oath of sportsmanship to all the participating sportspersons on the occasion.

Assistant Director, Sports Department, Kartar Singh said 11 events — boxing, basketball, badminton, kabaddi (national style), kho-kho, football, handball, wrestling, judo, volleyball and table tennis — would be held at different venues in the city.

“Around 300 employees and officers have been assigned different duties for the smooth conduct of all these games and these officials are also responsible for the comfortable stay and travelling in the city,” Kartar Singh said.

During the opening ceremony, budding boxers — Gagandeep Kaur, Neetu, Manmeet Kaur and Komal — performed the torch ceremony.

A cultural programme was also organised on the occasion wherein the welcome song and giddha was performed by students of Guru Nanak Dev Public School. Various matches were played on the first day of the games. In football, Mohali beat Patiala 1-0, Rupnagar Faridkot 3-0 and Mansa Sangrur 3-0.

In volleyball, Fatehgarh Sahib beat Jalandhar 2-0, Hoshiarpur Nawanshahr 2-0, Faridkot Ferozepur 2-0, Bathinda Mansa 2-0 and Ludhiana Pathankot 2-0.

In handball, Faridkot beat Tarn Taran 12-4, Ropar Muktsar 15-4, Sangrur Bathinda 9-3 and Patiala Ludhiana 10-3.

In kho-kho, Sangrur beat Barnala 13-1, Ferozepur Moga 10-9, Mohali Faridkot 18-3 and Patiala Mansa 10-8. In badminton, Moga beat Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar 2-0, Muktsar beat Rupnagar 2-0 and Mohali beat Hoshiarpur 2-0. In table tennis, Patiala beat Ferozepur 3-0 and Ludhiana Barnala 3-0.

Cultural programme was also held 

  • Deputy Commissioner Praneet, SSP Dr Nanak Singh, ADC (G) Sukhpreet Sidhu, Congress president (Urban) Arun Wadhavan, PPCC general secretary and Cooperative Bank Chairman Tehal Singh Sandhu, PPCC secretary Pawan Mani and Harwinder Kochhar, among others, were present on the occasion.
  • During the opening ceremony, budding boxers — Gagandeep Kaur, Neetu, Manmeet Kaur and Komal — performed the torch ceremony.
  • Around 300 employees and officers have been assigned different duties for the smooth conduct of all these games and these officials are also responsible for the comfortable stay and travelling in the city. A cultural programme was also organised on the occasion wherein the welcome song and giddha was performed by students of Guru Nanak Dev Public School. 
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