Bassi Pathana, 28 May: On the concluding day of the 21st Sub Junior National Under 14 Girls Hockey Championship here today, several hockey stalwarts were honoured by the Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT), which was the co-organiser and host of the event.
Online PR News – 30-May-2012 – Bassi Pathana/Punjab – Bassi Pathana, 28 May: Haryana girls defeated Chandigarh to win the championship trophy at the 21st Sub Junior National Under 14 Girls Hockey Championship which concluded here today.
Haryana girls were all over in the Chandigarh’s half though the latter defended brilliantly. Both teams equally well yet failed to score in the first half.
Haryana got the opportunity of two penalty corners but failed to convert. However, in the second half of the game, Udita sounded the board as she beat the Chandigarh’s goal keeper to score for Haryana.
Organised under the aegis of Indian Hockey Federation by Pepsu Women Hockey Association, Fatehgarh District Women Hockey Association and Mehar Baba Charitable Trust, the finals concluded in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Sukhbir Singh Badal.
In his address, Shri Badal commended the role played by Mehar Baba Charitable Trust in reviving hockey in the small town of Bassi Pathana by setting up a nursery for young boys and girls, and he promised that all support would be provided to Fatehgarh district to set up best sports facilities in the area.
He announced that sports nurseries would be opened in every District of Punjab so as to encourage the students to participate in various games.
Shri Sukhbir Badal handed over the championship trophy to the team from Haryana and the first and second runners-up trophies to Chandigarh and Mizoram respectively.
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