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Speaker Sandhwan inaugurates 7th Punjab State Gatka Championship

Chandigarh, 24 November, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
The two-day 7th Punjab State Gatka Championship, being organized by the Punjab Gatka Association under the leadership of the Gatka Federation of India, began at Ratwada Sahib, New Chandigarh on Thursday. It was formally inaugurated by Kultar Singh Sandhwa, Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. Baba Lakhveer Singh, Chairman of Ratwada Sahib Trust was specially present on this occasion to give his blessings.

Speaking on the occasion, Speaker Kultar Sandhwa said that Gatka is a priceless gift of our Gurus. This not only helps in keeping the children away from drugs and connecting with Bani but also helps in disciplining the players.

“I am Inviting the children playing Gatka to see the Punjab Vidhan Sabha” Sandhwa said.

He further said that he prays that these children should always remain attached to the words of Guru Sahib through this game.

Appreciating this valuable initiative taken by the Punjab Gatka Association on the occasion, he said,” It is a valuable effort to connect the future with the golden history.”

Sandhwa also announced giving Rs 2 lakh to the association.

During this, in his address, Shri Ratwada Sahib Trust Chairman Baba Lakhveer Singh Ji blessed the children and said that this place is always available for such pious work.

Addressing all the children who had come from every district of Punjab, he said,” The community gets destroyed which forgets its heritage. But today it is a matter of happiness that a large number of children in Khalsa form have come to play Gatka.”

He further said, “these children are always attached to the words of their Guru.”

“Shastra Vidya has always proved helpful in keeping children away from drugs.” He added.

Baba Lakhveer Singh also announced giving 2 lakh rupees to the Punjab Gatka Association on this occasion.

Earlier, the President of the Punjab Gatka Association, Dr. Rajinder Singh Sohal encouraged the Players and motivated them to play fiercely, and wished them well.

On this occasion, the President of Gatka Federation of India, Harcharan Singh Bhullar IPS expressed gratitude to Assembly Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwa and Baba Lakhveer Singh.

It is pertinent to mention that junior and senior teams from all the districts of Punjab are participating in this two-day championship.

On this occasion Baljinder Singh Toor General Secretary Gatka Federation of India, Davinder Singh Jugni Vice President Punjab Gatka Association, Kuldeep Singh Finance Secretary Jagdish Singh Kurali, Uttam Kumar GM Verka Milk Plant, Jagkiran Kaur Waraich Joint Secretary, Harjinder Singh Mohali and a large number of dignitaries were present.

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