LUDHIANA/CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 15: Sensation and excitement ripples across the tons of spectators sitting across the jam packed Guru Nanak Stadium here, when India lifts the 3rd World Cup Kabaddi for the 3rd consecutive year thrashing its arch rival Pakistan with a decisive margin of 59-22 points. With the title of World Cup Kabaddi India got a prize money of 2 crore and Pakistan would take home Rs. 1 crore while the Canada clinched the third prize of Rs. 51 Lakh.
Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab had introduction with the players and formally inaugurated the match. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, Mr. Rana Masood Ahmed, Deputy Speaker, Pakistan Punjab Assembly, Mr. Rana Sanaullha, Law Minister, Pakistan Punjab, Mr. Sardar Malik, Member Parliament, Pakistan, Mr. Karma Micheal, Member of National Assembly, Pakistan and Er. Kuram Dustgeer, Seneter, Pakistan was accompanying Chief Minister, Punjab. They also had round of introduction with the players.
Registering hat trick, team India performed as expected and dashed Pakistan to the ground in every aspect. The match become tilting toward India with the first two stops of Eakam Hathur.
At the end of the first half team India was leading with a point difference of 34-9. India’s raider Gagandeep Singh Gaggi Kheeranwali, Gurlal Ghanaur, Manminder Singh Sran and Sukhbir Sarawan bagged 10, 8, 8 and 7 points respectively whereas stoppers Ekam Hathur, Balbir Pala and Gurwinder Kahlwan showed an extraordinary sport and scored 10, 7 and 4 points respectively.
Pakistan’s raiders Safeeq Butt and Mohammad Irman scored 5 and 3 points respectively while Pakistani stoppers Sujad Gujjar bagged 5 points respectively.
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal announced the increase of prize money for the women title from Rs. 51 lakh to Rs. 1 crore from next year.
Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Mr. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker, Punjab Assembley, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Mr. Balwinder Singh Bhunder (both MPs), Mr. Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa and Mr. Sikander Singh Maluka (both Cabinet Ministers), Miss Rubby Dhalla, Former Canadian MP and Mr. Pawan Kumar Tinnu, CPS (Sports).
BEST RAIDER AND STOPPER IN MEN SECTION ALSO AWARDED WITH PREET TRACTORS
It was a proud moment for Gagandeep Singh Gaggi Kheeranwali and Eakam Hathur as they both got Preet Tractors for being declared as best raider and best stopper in the 3rd world cup Kabbadi.
BEST RAIDER AND STOPPER IN WOMEN SECTION ALSO GET HONDA MOTOR CYCLES
Priyanka Devi was declared the best raider and Jatinder Kaur was declared best stopper in women section. Both players were awarded with one-one Honda motor cycle worth Rs. 55 thousand. It may be added that the stopper Anu of Indian team has already been rewarded Rs 51 thousand by Punjab Deputy Chief minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal.
CM HONOURED OLYMPIANS OF DIFFERENT GAMES
Before the commencement of the final match between India and Pakistan, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab, honoured Former Olympians of different games. The Olympians who were honoured included Baljeet Dhillon, varinder Singh, Varinder Singh, Sanjeev Kumar (all Hockey Players), Miss Manjeet Kaur and Brigadier Labh Singh (both Athletes), Dronachariya Awardee Sukhchain Cheema and Arjuna Awardee Balwinder Singh Fidda.