Jalandhar, October 4, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar on Friday reviewed the arrangements of 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Stadium at the stadium.
India’s prestigious 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament will be played at the Olympian Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium from October 10 to 19.
Presiding over a meeting at Surjit Hockey Stadium, Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the tournament is organized every year by society.
They said that the AstroTurf and electric scoreboard in the stadium have been repaired in the stadium and repair work of flood lights will be completed within two days.
They said that a Delhi based private firm has been called up here and everything will be on track within two days.
DC further directed MC teams to ensure proper cleanliness, fogging, road carpeting around the stadium within two days. He asked PSPCL to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the tournament and health department to depute medical teams in the stadium.
Mr Sharma and Mr Singh informed that the 16 teams including Punjab National Bank, Indian Navy Mumbai, Army XI, Bharat Petroleum, Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Dehradun, Indian Air Force, Delhi, Punjab and Sind Bank, Indian Railways, Delhi, Punjab Police, Air India, Mumbai & Indian Oil, Mumbai, Namdhari, RCF Kapurthala, BSF, CRPF Delhi and CAG Delhi will take part.
They added that the champion of men section will get a Cash Award of Rs. 5.50 Lakhs while Runners’ up will be awarded a cash award of Rs. 2.51 lakhs.
They said that this year, Surjit Hockey Society has also decided to give Alto Car along with other prizes like Motor Cycles, TV, Refrigerators, etc. to the spectators, who will come to witness the Surjit Hockey matches through draw system.
They stated that Surjit Hockey Society was playing a vanguard role for grooming the young players and told that this society has produced several players who have proved their mettle in national and international events.
The Deputy Commissioner and Police Commissioner further said that society was further making every effort to channelize the unbounded energy of youth in a positive manner especially in the field of sports.
Mr Sharma and Mr Singh said that society has laid the foundation of a great movement aimed at the revival of the national game by imparting world-class training to youth.
They said to commemorate 550th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Hockey society will also distribute 550 Hockey Kits among the young players.
Prominent among present on the occasion included ADC (General) Mr Jasbir Singh, DCP Mr Amrik Singh Powar, MC Additional Commissioner Ms Babita Kler, SDM Dr Jai Inder Singh, DEO Secondary Mr Harinder Pal Singh, District Sports Officer Mr Gurpreet Singh, Mr. Lakhwinder Pal Singh Khaira, Mr Surinder Singh Bhapa, Captain Inderjeet Singh Dhami and others were present.