Ludhiana, January 24, 2029: In the recently concluded, Khelo India 2020 Youth Games in Assam, the National Basketball Champions from Punjab were given a warm welcome at Guru Nanak Stadium when they reached here from Guwahati at Ludhiana.
The officials of Punjab Basketball Association (PBA) garlanded all the players of Gold Medal-winning Boys (Under 21) and also Bronze Medalist Girls(Under 21) category on this occasion, Teja Singh Dhaliwal, Gen secretary PBA while congratulating the teams, said that the Basketball players have brought kudos to Punjab sports arena at a time when State is making all efforts to rejuvenate the sports, which was always in the forefront in winning medals in each category a few decades before.
He saw great talent in Gold winning Punjab U-21 boys and said that many will be part of the Indian team soon even as NBA too is eying on players from Punjab. He was all praise for the Bronze Medalist Girls team, which lost Silver by one point only, that their dedication will also encourage other girls to come to basketball sports.
J P Singh, President Of District Basketball Association, said that this was the only good luck of players of Punjab that a senior functionary of Basketball Federation Of India(BFI), Teja Singh Dhaliwal, who is BFI National Sr.Vice Prescient has always supported 24X7 the players from Punjab. Mr. Brij Goyal, from DBA encouraged the players that they can excel in their studies too even the limited time if they give the same focused concentration while studying likewise when they play and thus erase the stigma that players are not studious. Vijay Chopra, VP PBA distributed sweets to the players. Teams ‘coaches were also honored.
By Teja Singh Dhaliwal