February 25, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Patiala, Punjab: A press release by World Gatka Federation says Punjabi University Patiala will host third all India Inter-University Gatka (Men & Women) prize money tournament-2015 from March 25 to March 27 at university campus in which more than two dozen university Gatka teams would vie for championship.
Punjabi University sports director Dr Raj Kumar Sharma informed that the winning teams would be awarded cash prizes from Rs 31,000, Rs 21,000 and Rs 11,000 respectively for their three top positions.
He informed former MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, who is also president of World Gatka Federation, would inaugurate the tournament on March 25. SP Singh Oberoi president Asian Gatka Federation and Harcharan Singh Bhullar president Gatka Federation of India would also grace the occasion as guests of honour.
He further added that Dr Jaspal Singh Vice Chancellor Punjabi University would preside over the prize distribution ceremony on March 27 for which sports department has already made adequate arrangements for successful conduct of this tournament. He added that Dr Jaspal Singh Vice Chancellor was longing earnestly for preservation and promotion of this ancient martial art at national level and Punjabi University has taken initiative to organize all India inter-varsity Gatka competitions with the help of Gatka Federation.