Ludhiana: start of maintenance works at the PAU hockey stadium
A day after Hindustan Times pointed out the dilapidated condition of the Prithipal Singh hockey stadium at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), the sports department took action and began maintenance work on Friday.
The wild vegetation around the stadium has been chopped up and burlap bags filled with cement have been removed. In addition, the toilets and changing rooms were cleaned.
As the city was soaked to celebrate the Indian’s bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, the local hockey stadium with its slippery turf, overgrown vegetation and crumbling infrastructure highlighted the department’s indifferent attitude. sports and PAU authorities.
Veteran hockey players including former hockey coach HS Bhullar, former Olympian Hardeep Singh Grewal and veteran player Jagbir Grewal have said authorities have finally woken up from their slumber.
Former players celebrate the performance of the women’s team
Veteran hockey players gathered at the PAU Hockey Stadium to celebrate the outstanding performance of the women’s hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics. They handed out candy to celebrate the occasion.
Former hockey player Anil Sharma said that while men’s hockey has seen its ups and downs, the women’s team was seen as an underdog heading into the Olympics. “What the girls have done is phenomenal. They have inspired a whole generation and we hope more girls will play the sport, ”he said.
Many former students and officials of PAU and GADVASU, including Dr Lajwinder Singh Brar, Dr Ramesh Kumar and Dr Navdeep Singh, who had played hockey for the agricultural university, said that Tokyo had been lucky for the ‘India.
Charanjit Singh, who led India to a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics, was a student of PAU and then served in college.