Waiting to obtain coveted trophy: Sandesh Jhingan

Deepankar Sharda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29

In a proud second for the town, native lad Sandesh Jhingan was conferred with the Arjuna Award, whereas Panjab University lifted the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for the second consecutive time on National Sports Day as we speak.

The digital award ceremony for the area was held on the UT Secretariat Building in Sector 9 right here as we speak. Though gamers had been solely awarded certificates, the trophies are prone to be awarded later by the President in New Delhi.

Other achievers hailing from metropolis

Olympian rower Manjeet Singh, who represented the Chandigarh Rowing Association (CRA) throughout his preliminary days, and boxer Manish Kaushik, a former pupil of GGDSD College, Sector 32, had been additionally awarded on Saturday. CRA Secretary Rajiv Sharma congratulated Singh, whereas Rajinder Mann, secretary, Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association, congratulated Kaushik.

“Initially, my dream was only to get into the national team. But you set different goals as you grow up, and the Arjuna Award was one of those. As players, we need to stay hungry. I dedicate this award to my family, brothers and well-wishers. I am waiting for the day to get the coveted trophy,” mentioned Jhingan, who’s the 27th footballer from the nation to bag this award. Jhingan is the primary footballer born and introduced up within the metropolis to win the award.

Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar attended the operate on behalf of the college. The PU gained the trophy for the second consecutive time after a niche of 25 years. The trophy, which was already with the college, was displayed at its gymnasium corridor later as we speak.

“I want to congratulate everyone for making this happen. This trophy is dedicated to our players and coaches,” mentioned the Vice-Chancellor. Besides Jhingan, Kuldeep Singh Bhullar, Kuldeep Handoo, Ajit Singh, Krishan Kumar Hooda, Lovlina Borgohain, Romesh Pathania and Shiv Singh had been additionally awarded in Chandigarh.

Punjab Sports Minister to honour gamers

Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Saturday introduced to honour state gamers, who achieved the National Sports Award, on September 14 in Chandigarh. Akashdeep Singh, Kuldeep Singh Bhullar, Ajit Singh, Manpreet Singh, Manjit Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Lakha Singh and Colonel Sarfaraz Singh had been additionally awarded on Saturday.

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