The India Post, Chandigarh24th August, 2008: Two days Annual Rural Sports Meet was concluded at Guru Darona Acharya Stadium of Village Dadu Majra here today. In this tournament near about 70 teams in different weights participated. Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Finance, Govt. of India was the chief guest of the prize distribution function. Shri Jagmohan Singh Kang, former Cabinet Minister, Punjab was also present on the occasion of prize distribution function.
Shri Pradip Chhabra, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, U.T. Chandigarh in his address appreciated the efforts of the Club in the preservation of rural culture and sports events. He said that due to lack of procedure of giving grants for sports functions as well as cultural functions, the Corporation has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Brig. Kuldip Chandpur so that in future grants could be provided for such sports/cultural functions.
He assured that out of his Mayor’s discretionary fund he would help in the shifting the Stage/Pavallian in Guru Darona Acharya Stadium and announced a grant of Rs. Two lakhs for this purpose and if the work could not complete in such amount then he would release another amount. He also distributed cash prizes to the winners and runners up teams. The results of various events are as under:-
Sr. No. Name of the Event 1st Prize 2nd Prize
1. 42 kg. Kabaddi Circle Style Cheema Jodhpur G..G.S. Sports
Barnala Club, Dadu
2. 52 kg. –do- Chajju Majra, Bariali
3. 57 kg. –do- Dhanori Channeri
4. Open Kabaddi Circle Style Kumbra Gujjarwal