Ludhiana January 29, 2021: Ludhiana District Basketball Championships for Under -17 and Under -19( Girls and Boys) organized by District Basketball Association, Ludhiana (DBA), under the aegis of Punjab Basketball Association (PBA) was inaugurated today at Guru Nanak Stadium indoor Basketball Courts.
Sukhpal Singh Brar DCP (Retd.) who has also been an Arjuna Awardee sportsman inaugurated the tournament. He spoke to the youthful players to follow the twin mantra of discipline and hard work in order to succeed in life. Giving his own example, he said that nothing is impossible if you put your heart and soul into your area of interest. Barar also gave a pledge to teenage youthful players to never fall into the drug trap to ruin their career. JP Singh (PCS, retd.), President – District Basketball Association, Ludhiana (DBAL) informed that DBAL is introducing special coaching classes for not only young basketball players but also coaches so that the players can be imparted better training during their formative years. Balkar Singh Barar, a Senior Vice President of DBA was quite appreciative of PBA coaches who are helping DBA players by imparting training to district players also. Besides Olympian Balbir Singh others who attended the event were Paramveer Bhogal, Avinash Aggarwal, Jagroop Jarkhar, Prof. Rajinder Singh, Major Singh Sohi, Vijay Chopra among many others.Teja Singh Dhaliwal, SR VP – Basketball Federation of India and Gen. Sec. PBA who also graced the occasion while thanking the Punjab Govt. informed that three indoor basketball courts have been approved under the Ludhiana Smart City Project which will give a huge fillip to the game in the district as many national and international matches will be played here.
A Poster with a terse message ‘SAY NO TO DRUGS-YES TO SPORTS prepared by DBA treasurer Brij Goyal was also released by the Chief Guest Sukhpal Barar on the occasion which was attended by players and their parents in large numbers.
Under 17 Boys
DGSG Public schoollwins over Policelines Club team by 15-06.
Gymkhana Club wins over Joy Brothers by 52-40
Doraha Public School wins from DAV Hawks team by 56-31
Gymkhana Club wins over JOYS Brothers 42-15
Under 17 Girls ;
Guru Nanak Club wins over BIS CLUB by 35-20
DAV Int Public School International Public School won over DAV Hawks 38-36
Other matches are in progress for the day.
Our Sports Correspondent.