Punjab Government would organize a sporting extravaganza in the form of 2nd edition of ‘Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Punjab Games’ (U-25) from October 25 to October 29 as part of the vision envisaged by the Deputy Chief Minister, S. Sukhbir Singh Badal to make the state a powerhouse in the arena of sports at both national and international level.Disclosing this here today, Director Sports Punjab Rahul Gupta said that the grand success of the first edition of these games encouraged the department to go in for the second edition. Divulging more, he said the games would see the events of Basketball, Football, Handball, Cycling, Hockey (Men), Badminton, Shooting, Weightlifting, Volleyball, Gymnastics including Rhythmic, Archery, Fencing, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Hockey (Women), Athletics, Roller Skating, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi (Circle & National style).
Giving further details, he said the Basketball, Football, Handball and Cycling events would be held at Ludhiana, Hockey (Men), Badminton, Shooting at Jalandhar, Weightlifting, Volleyball, Gymnastics including Rythmic, Archery and Fencing at Patiala. Similarly Boxing, Wrestling and Judo competition would be hosted at Sri Anandpur Sahib, Swimming, Table Tennis and Hockey (Women) at S.A.S. Nagar where as Athletics, Roller Skating and Kho-Kho events to be held at Sangrur and Kabaddi (Circle & National style) at Bathinda. He also elaborated that the preparations to ensure smooth and efficient conduct of the games are on the war footing with every detail being minutely monitored and looked into. He also said sufficient funds to the tune of more than Rs. 6 crore have been earmarked for taking care of each aspect of this five day sporting gala.