CM releases Rs.21 lac grant for Surjit Hockey Society Jalandhar to promote sportsChandigarh December 6, 2018: The Chief Minister Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh has given approval for the release of grant of Rs.21 lac to Surjit Hockey Society, Jalandhar from his discretionary funds to encourage sports by successfully organizing the 35th edition of the Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament-2018.
Added here, the Surjit Hockey Society is a prestigious Indian society established in 1984 after Olympian Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa. Since its establishment the society has organized the Surjit Memorial Hockey Tournament in Jalandhar every year. The society has the current Chief Minister of Punjab as its Chief Patron. Every year a hockey camp is held in an effort to find talented hockey players from the surrounding areas of Punjab. In 2012, in an effort to revive the sport in the state, Government of Punjab announced its decision to support the society.