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Khelo India Youth Games winner Punjab Gatka Team Honoured

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) The team members of Gatka team of Punjab that won 3 gold and 2 bronze medals in the games organized recently under Khelo India Youth Games in Madhya Pradesh, and their coaches were felicitated by Punjab Gatka Association during a simple yet impressive ceremony at Mohali. Divulging further, General Secretary of Punjab Gatka Association Baljinder Singh Toor said that Khelo India Youth Games were organized by the Government of India and Sports Authority of India from January 30 to February 11 in Madhya Pradesh. He said that players from Punjab won 10 gold medals in these games and Gatka team bagged the maximum number of medals for the state. Speaking on occasion, Director of Sports Amit Talwar appreciated the team for upholding the glory of Punjab's ancient game Gatka. He assured that the Punjab government would soon frame new policies to promote Gatka. Meanwhile, Harcharan Singh Bhullar, President, Gatka Federation of India said that the entire team of the Federation has been working hard since 2008 to get Gatka recognized at the national level. “Due to untiring efforts, the game of Gatka is now being played in other states of India as well and the Government of India has also recognized it”, he added.

Khelo India Youth Games winner Punjab Gatka Team Honoured
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