Jalandhar, October 10, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
The stage was all set for the 36th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament, the biggest Hockey extravaganza in the region, which would be inaugurated today (October 11) by the Education and PWD Minister Punjab Mr Vijay Inder Singla here at the Olympian Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium, Burlton Park.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar cum President of the Surjit Hockey Society Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma said that elaborate arrangements have been made for the event.
He said that the tournament would offer an opportunity to the millions of Hockey lovers to enjoy this gala event adding that the district civil and Police administration would evolve a foolproof mechanism to ensure that Hockey lovers enjoy this mega event.
Mr Sharma said that the prestigious tournament would enable the young players to exhibit their unbounded talent so that they could be further groomed for International events.
The Deputy Commissioner said this time 13 teams including Punjab National Bank, Indian Navy Mumbai, Army XI, 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, , BSF Jalandhar, CRPF Jalandhar and CAG Delhi will take part.
He added that the champion of the tournament will get a cash award of Rs. 5.50 Lakhs while Runners’ up will be awarded a cash award of Rs. 2.51 lakhs. Mr Sharma added that the best player of the tournament will get a cash award of Rs 51000.
He said that this year, Surjit Hockey Society has also decided to give Alto Car, Dubai tour along with other prizes like Motor Cycles, TV, Refrigerators, Microwave, etc. to the spectators, who will come to witness the Surjit Hockey matches through a draw system.
He 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.