Ludhiana

District Sports Office

Brief Introduction Of the Office

The Punjab Sports Department came into existence in the year 1975 and has its offices at the District Headquarters. This office is engaged in three prime areas vis-a-vis: the creation of sports infrastruture at the district headquarters, sub-division, block level and village level, secondly to impart free training to young and upcoming boys & girls and to provide free playing sports equipment. This office also provides technical, Infrastructural and equipment support to various State/Distt. Sports Associations. This industrial city of Ludhiana has emerged to be the sports capital of Punjab, as a record number of international sports infrastructure has come up in the recent years. It had the privilege of hosting 31 st National Games in the year 2001, in the newly renovated Guru Nanak Stadium. This Guru Nanak Sports complex has ultra modern facilities for games of Athletics, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Gymnastics, Badminton, Table Tennis and other indoor games. The following is the list of infrastructure available at Ludhiana Distt. Head Quarter Sub-division and Village level.

  • Guru Nanak stadium

    It has been built at a cost of approx. Rs.15.4 crore. It is flood lit and has a capacity for 15000 spectators. There is a provision of 8 lane synthetic track with a two lane warming up track. The track conforms to international standards for conduct of any national or international meet. It has a well maintained football ground whichhosts the Annual National Football League matches.

    Daytime View of Guru Nanak Stadium Night View of Guru Nanak Stadium
  • Basketball Indoor Hall

    There is an exclusive hall for the game of Basketball in Guru Nanak Sports Complex, created at a cost of Rs.120.00 Lacs by the Sports Department. A provision of synthetic surface has also been made in the hall. Two additional outdoor Basketball courts are also available. All the three grounds are flood-lit.

  • Multipupose Hall

    There is a multipupose hall measuring 50 x 30 12.50 in the Guru Nanak Sports Complex which has the provision for games like Gymnastics, Judo, Wrestling, Volleyball and Handball. There is one outdoor Volleyball Court also adjoining the hall.

    Front View of Multipurpose hall Inside View of MultiPurpose Hall
  • Cycling Velodrome

    This project was created in1989 by Punjab Agriculture University at a cost of about Rs.1.50 crore. A pavilion block was added in the year 2001. This project too, conforms to the internatinal standards.

    Front View of Cycling Velodrome Inside View of Cycling Velodrome
  • Atroturf Hockey Ground

    This project too was created by Punjab Sports Department in the year 1999 at a cost of about 400 crore. The PAU has provided land and contributed more than Rs.55.00 lacs. An agreement has been signed between Punjab Govt., Sports Department and the PAU that the property rights would be with the PAU and the running control would be with Sports Department and both would be jointly responsible for its maintenance.

    Astroturf Hockey Ground in PAU, Ludhiana Water Guns Sprinkling water in Astroturf Hockey Ground in PAU, Ludhiana

    Besides this, the Sports Department has created four block level stadia one each at Kila Raipur, Gujarwal, Ghugrali Rajputan and Bhaini Sahib. There are 39 Coaches posted in various games at District Headquarter, Sub Division and village level who impart training free of cost to young boys and girls.

  • Sports Hostel

    A Sports Hostel was built in the year 1998 by the Government to provide accomodation to outstanding sportsmen; at a cost of Rs.70.00 Lacs. It is situated in the Guru Nanak Sports Complex itself.

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Olympians who Brought Laurels to Ludhiana District

Athletics
Name Address Competition Event Position Remarks
Name Venue Year
S.Zora Singh V&P.O. Talwandi Khurd,Ludhiana Olympics
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Rome
"
1960
"
50 km Walk
20 km Walk
8th
10 th
S.Jagdev Singh V & P.O. Sidhwan Khurd, Ludhiana Olympics
Asian Games
Melbourne
Tokyo
1956
1958
400m Hurdle
Participation
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New National Record in 400 m Hurdle in 1950
S.Prem SinghHead TTE N.Rly, Q.No.10/4, Colony No. 11, Ludhiana. Ph.0161-421913 World Cup Warsa (Poland) 1987 Cross Country Participation
Capt.Daljit Singh V&P.O.Lalton Khurd, Ludhiana. Ph.805694 Asian Games
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Common Wealth Games
Tokyo
Jakarta
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England
1958
1962

1958
400 m
800 m
4x400 m Relay
4x400 m Relay
2nd
2nd
1st
4th
New National Record in 800 m (1:50:06 s) in 1960
S.Nirmal Singh Divisional Engineer, N.Rly, Ludhiana. Ph.0161-420737 Asian Games
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Tehran
Bangkok
1974
1978
Hammer Throw
"
2nd
4th
Awarded Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award in 1975
Capt. Mohinder Singh V& P.O. Khan khana, Distt. Nawan Shehar Asian Games Tokyo 1958 Tripple Jump 1st
S.Hardev Singh V& P.O. Mansuran, Distt. Ludhiana. Ph.0161-842117 Asian Games Manila 1954 Hammer Throw Participation
S. Sucha Singh Asian Games Tehran 1974 4x400 m Relay Participation
Ajay Raj Singh Olympics Sydney (Australia) 2000 4x400 m Relay Participation New National Record in 200m in 1999, at Lucknow
Joginder Singh Asian Games Manila 1954 400 m
4x400m
2nd
2nd
New all India Record in 400m & 4x400m Relay in 1995
Basketball
Name Address Competition Position Remarks
Name Venue Year
S. Gurdial Singh V& P.O. Gurhe, Distt. Ludhiana Asian Basketball Championship Korea 1967 Participation
Group Capt. Manmohan Singh 524/L, Model Town, Ludhiana. Ph.0161-427523 Asian Basketball Championship
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Kualalampur
Seoul
Bangkok
Tokyo
Phillipines(Maila)
Bangkok
Kualalampur
1965
1967
1969
1971
1973

1975
1977
Participation
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"
"
"
"
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Awarded Arjuna Award in 1971-72
Hockey
S.Prithipal Singh Ex. Director, Students' Welfare, PAU, Ludhiana Olympics
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"
Asian Games
"
"
"
Rome
Tokyo
Mexico
Jakarta
Bangkok
1960
1964
1968
1962
1966
2nd
1st
3rd
Arjuna Award in 1961, Padam Shri award in 1966. Capained Hockey Team of India in Mexico Olumpics, International Hockey Tournament Madrid. Highest Scorer in Olympic Games continuously in 1960, 1964, 1968.
S. Hardeep Singh B-20, H.No.1719, New Prem Nagar, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. Ph.0161-2402636 Olympics
World Cup
World Cup
Asian Games
L.A.(USA)
London
LOndon
Seoul
1984
1986
1990
1986
5th
12th
10th
3rd
S.Jaswant Singh Gill V&P.O. Sudhar, Distt Ludhiana Olympics Rome 1960 2nd
Mrs. Sharanjit Kaur H.No.6443/A, St.No.3, New Janta Nagar, Behind A.T.I., Ldh. Ph.493791, 499089(R) World Cup
Asian Games
Kualalampur
New Delhi
1983
1982
Participation
1st
Awarded Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award
Ms. Pritpal Kaur 3232, Phase II, Urban Estate, Dugri Road, Ludhiana. Ph.410073(O), 560287(R) World Cup
Asian Games
Kualalampur
New Delhi
1983
1982
Participation
1st
Awarded Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award
Ms. Pushpinder Kaur 189, Model Gram, Ludhiana.Ph.0161-410006 3rdWorld Cup Madrid (Spain) 1978 Participation Awarded Maharaja Ranjit Singh Awardand declared Best Goal Keeper in sr. Nationals(1977)
Weight Lifting
Sh. Parvesh Chander H.No.1718/8/E/1, St. No.4, Sohan Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. Ph.0161-746923 Asian Games
C'Wealth Games
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Delhi
Western Sumoha
Malta
Auckland(Newzeland)
1982

1985
1988
1990
4th

1st
1st
1st
Wrestling
S. Jagdish Singh Inspector Punjab Police World Cup
CommonWealth Games
Toronto
Victoria
1993
1993
Participation
3rd
Awarded Arjuna Award
S. Kehar Singh S.H.O. Koom Kalan, Ludhiana World Cup
CommonWealth Games
Manchester(England)
Malta
Canada
1987
1987
1993
Participation
3rd
2nd
S. Sumer Singh C/o Sh.Mansa Singh, VPO Malakpur, via Khanna, Distt. Ludhiana Commonwealth Games Malta 1987 2nd
Rowing
Ram Pal VPO Bija, Distt. Ludhiana 13thAsian Games Bangkok 1998 3rd
Jagjit Singh VPO Jalla, Distt. Ludhiana 13thAsian Games Bangkok 1998 3rd
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