Khedan Vatan Punjab Diyan: 1,244 players participate in the 1st day of matches

As many as 1,244 players took part in the first day of state-level matches for the U-14 category under Khedan Vatan Punjab Diyan on Saturday. Ludhiana hosts a total of four matches – handball, judo, softball and basketball for the U-14, U-17, U-21 and 21-40 categories.

Softball matches are held at Guru Nanak Stadium while Judo competitions are underway at the Multi-Purpose Sports Hall and Handball matches are held at GSSS, Punjab Agricultural University.

The teams of SAS Nagar (Mohali), Amritsar, Kapurthala, Jalandhar and Rupnagar have won the matches on the first day of the boys’ handball competitions. In boys, teams from Patiala, Ludhiana and Moga emerged victorious while in girls, teams from Moga, Fazilka, Ludhiana and Ferozepur won the matches.

In judo matches for different weight categories, Prabhjot Kaur (Hoshiarpur), Angelina (Hoshiarpur), Jeevika (Amritsar), Isha (Patiala) and Gurmehar Kaur (Amritsar) won the top positions.

According to the district athletic department, basketball dates will be announced later.

State-level matches under Punjab Khed Mela will run until October 22, and matches in the U17 category will start from Monday.

District sports officer Ravinder Singh said accommodation and food arrangements for players from different districts in the state have been made by the department. “Player stays have been organized at 20 schools while a 24-hour mess has been established at the district sports complex,” he added.

In addition to the 22 games contested at the district level, seven additional games, including archery, shooting, rowing, chess, gymnastics, fencing, kayaking and canoeing, are contested at the level. of State.

The winning teams in the Under 14, Under 17 and Under 21 categories will receive a cash prize of 10,000 for the first position, 7,000 for the second and 5,000 for third position with certificates.