Jalandhar, October 31
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday donned the goalkeeper’s gloves as he hit the sphere on the Katoch hockey stadium right here and defended towards fast-paced hits from his sports activities minister and former India captain Pargat Singh.
On Saturday, too, the chief minister had tried his palms at hockey on the worldwide stadium in Mohali, even then as a goalie.
Throughout a match, which was being performed on the stadium right here, the chief minister was urged by an organiser to play the sport, in line with an official assertion.
Channi took no time to reply and donned the position of a goalkeeper, whereas his cupboard colleague Pargat Singh, who can also be an Olympian, set his eyes to get previous the chief minister and rating objectives.
All the stadium applauded when Channi and Singh hit the sphere and exhibited their expertise.
Channi defended three out of the overall 5 hits made by Singh, the official assertion mentioned.
He additionally defended some hits made by gamers who have been a part of the boys’s nationwide hockey staff within the just lately concluded Tokyo Olympics, it mentioned.
Channi later mentioned that it’s a outstanding day of his life as his youthful reminiscences have been relived.
The chief minister mentioned that sports activities is the one means by which the unbounded power of the youth will be channelised in a constructive method.
He mentioned that the Punjab authorities is dedicated to selling sporting actions within the state.
Channi mentioned that no stone will probably be left unturned to make sure that gamers from Punjab excel within the nationwide and worldwide sports activities area.
Singh additionally performed hockey with veterans and confirmed his dribbling expertise.
Harpreet Singh Mander and Sanjeev Kumar, who performed within the Atlanta Olympics underneath Singh’s captaincy, have been additionally current.
Channi grew to become Punjab chief minister final month following unceremonious exit of Amarinder Singh amid a bitter energy tussle with Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. PTI