A joint innovative from the Global Sikh Sports Federation and Khalsa Football Club has today come to fruition. The first-ever Sikh Cup of football has kicked off today with a match between Amritsar and Faridkot at the Khalsa College’s ground. Christened as first Sikh Football Cup, the event is dedicated to the 550th ‘Parkash Purb’ of Guru Nanak
Harjeet Singh Grewal, who heads the Khalsa Football Club, informed the local press that this tournament is being organized to motivate and encourage youths towards Sikhi Saroop. “Around 460 Sikh players having untrimmed hairs in the age group of 17-21 years will represent 23 districts, including Chandigarh,” he added.
We have been informed that the Mool Mantar will be recited five times and Ardas will be performed before the tournament. Gatka will be performed to cheer up the players and crowd during the break and upon a goal being scored scored
Harjeet Singh Grewal said that they want to break the perception that it is difficult to practice sports with untrimmed hairs.
“The results we got on searching for Sikh players with untrimmed hairs shocked us in Doaba zone where we could find only 80-85 players,” he said while adding that they got 250 such players in Amritsar and Tarn Taran area.
He revealed that the winning team would be honoured with a cash reward of INR 5,00,000/- while the runner-up team will get a cash reward of INR 3,00,000/-. Beside it, the coaches of the winner and runner-up teams will also be given cash rewards of INR 51,000 and INR 31,000, respectively.