Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, July 26: Sikh Progressive Front is organizing a Hockey Tournament in Jammu in the months of October and November to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism.
About 10 teams including the prominent teams from J&K and outside the State will be taking part in the Tournament.
This was informed by the organisers S. Balvinder Singh, President, S. Rajinder Singh Wazir vice President, S Surinder Singh Wazir, General Secretary, S. Sharanjit Singh, Joint Secretary while addressing media persons, here today.
S Balvinder Singh said that as 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji is celebrated all over the country and across the globe in a befitting manner and many religious and social organizations are organizing different programs and events to mark the day, Sikh Progressive Front has also decided to spread Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teachings of love, peace, equality and brotherhood in a unique way by organizing a mega sporting event.
It is pertinent to mention here that to commemorate 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Union Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji has also started various programmes including seminars, cultural programmes, workshops, lectures in Indian embassies around the world since November 2018 which will be concluded on the Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. SGPC Amritsar is the knowledge partner of the Government of India.
The main motive for organizing this tournament on this sacred occasion is to motivate the youth to take active participation in sports activities and stay away from drugs and other immoral activities and focus on physical and mental fitness.
“We also appeal all the social, religious and sports associations to extend their helping hand to make this event a success,” the organisers expressed.