Monday, April 25, 2011

India: Horse Sports would get affiliation by POA

Punjab Newsline Network
Sunday, 24 April 2011
By Gagandeep Ahuja

Indigenous horses surpass the other horses

PATIALA : Horse sports will get the recognition by Punjab Olympics association as well IOA. Rajya Sabha M.P and Punjab Olympics association Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, who was here at Village Fathepur of the First Endurance Meet of 30 km ride, to gave away the prizes to the winners.

Speaking on the occasion the president of Punjab Olympics association Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said that Horse Sports would get affiliation by POA and case would be forwarded to Indian Olympics association. After getting affiliation this sport would be played at national level as well as and other international games, he added.

Dhindsa, who is Rajya Sabha MP and Secretary General of Shiromani Akali Dal, also said that he will ask Punjab government to introduced Horse Sport in the schools sports curriculum.

Recalling the importance of Horses in Sikh history he said that Horses were promoted by Sixth Guru Guru Hargobuind Sahib Ji and Tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He said that the tenth Guru also introduced horse sports by introducing Hola Mohalla at Anandpur Sahib...

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