4-day-long Jarkhar Sports Festival to begin today

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The organisers of the 28th Coca Cola Jarkhar Sports Festival addressing the media persons at Ludhiana on Wednesday.

 

Ludhiana, January 16, 2014: The 28th Coca Cola Jarkhar Sports Festival is to start from today. The event which is being organised by the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at Jarkhar village, Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road, is to conclude on February 19.
Though the sports event is to begin on January 16 (today), the formal inauguration is to take place on January 17. The games torch will be brought in a procession from Manji Sahib Gurdwara, Almagir. A cycle rally will also be taken out by Avon Cycles on January 17.
The life size statues of the flying Sikh, Milkha Singh, and hockey legend, Dhyan Chand, will also be unveiled on the opening day of the festival. Interestingly, Milkha Singh will be accompanied by his son and ace golfer, Jeev Milkha Singh.
The sports events such as hockey (seniors boys and girls), hockey seven-a-side (U-17), basketball, handball, volleyball, kabaddi (academies and one village) and wrestling competitions, besides cycling and athletics will take place during the festival.
Winners of the hockey tournament will be given prizes worth Rs 2.5 lakh. Winners in other disciplines will be given 101 bicycles by Avon Cycles.
The information was provided at a press conference on Wednesday by the organisers including Harpreet Singh Shivalik, Paramjit Singh Neetu, Daljit Narang, Sandeep Singh, Manminder Singh, Inspector Balbir Singh, NRI Baljinder Singh, Jas Dhaliwal, Manjit Singh Chahal, Manmohan Jodha, Jagdeep Singh Kahlon, Coach Harpinder Singh, Amarjit Singh Jaggi and Hardyal Singh Aman.// ludhiana news online, ludhiana news in English, ludhiana news, ludhiana current news, ludhiana news live, Ludhiana breaking news, Ludhiana headlines, Ludhiana latest news, punjab news, india news, punjab news live, punjab news online, punjab news, punjab news headlines, punjab breaking news, india news, punjab news,

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Thursday, January 16, 2014