The ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ Club of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, in collaboration with the Department of Physical Education organized a Kho-Kho Tournament under the title, ‘Sports: Key to Happiness’ to celebrate the spirit of sports that binds Punjab and Andhra Pradesh in many ways. The tournament took place in the college playgrounds on May 21, 2022. Around 48 students from sports participation and showcased their mettle. Since the paired state for Punjab under EBSB is Andhra Pradesh; students were apprised about the various aspects of Andhra and Punjab’s sports connect since kho-kho and Kabbadi are played and liked by both the states in the similar fashion.Four teams under the titles P.V Sindhu club, Karnam Malleswari Club, Ravi Kalpna Club and Saina Nehwal Club were formed. Six matches were played with league.
The tournament turned out to be a specimen of true sportsmanship and courage as the teams played to defeat their opponents. Karnam Malleswari club won the tournament securing first position while PV Sindhu Club and Saina Nehwal Club bagged second and third positions respectively.
The objective of the initiative was to identify a common thread that connects the people of both the states to promote and nurture a true spirit in existing together as one nation. The Principal Dr. Mukti Gill appreciated the efforts of the club members and urged the students to learn to connect, respect and appreciate one another.