Aug 29, 2016: Surjit Hockey Society, Jalandhar & Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women, Jalandhar jointly celebrated the National Sports Day at Lyallpur Khalsa college, Jalandhar. Mr. Kamal Kishore Yadav,IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar & President of Surjit Hockey Society, Jalandhar was present as Chief Guest. This National Sports Day is celebrated to honor the legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand. The 29th August happens to be the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand, who made India proud by his extraordinary sporting skills. He was the greatest hockey player India has ever seen. Today, a Hockey Match in women section was organised and the Chief Guest Mr. KK Yadav, IAS gave away the prizes to teams. Surjit Hockey Society provided hockey sticks and goalkeeper kits to players.
On this occasion, Mr. Yadav, especially thanked Mr. Narender Batra, President, Hockey India (HI) for extending full support by Hockey India (HI) in organising of tournament in women section. Mr. Yadav announced to Surjit Women Hockey Tournament from this year also which was earlier stopped. The top 6 Women hockey teams from all over India will be invited to participate in the Surjit Women Hockey Tournament, starting from 5th to 10th November, 2016. The tournament will be played on “League-cum-knock-out basis” and will be played simultaneously with men tournament. In today’s function, Mr. Iqbal Singh Sandhu,PCS, ADC Phagwara who is also Secretary, Surjit Hockey Society, Surinder Singh Bhapa, Chief PRO, Ram Partap, Col. Manmohan Singh, NK Agarwal, Kulbir Singh Saini, Olympian Varinder Singh, Randip Gupta, Dr.Navjot Kaur, Principal, Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women, Jalandhar, Ms. Parminder Kaur, Lecturer & Hockey Layllpur Khalsa College for Women Hockey Team were also present in the function.