Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 4th
Prabhleen Kaur Grewal, a resident of Kila Raipur, is the first Punjabi woman to be selected for Canada’s nextgen women’s field hockey program, which is being organized in Alberta. Prabhleen’s older sister, Harleen, had also brought credit to the region by winning a silver medal for her team at the national field hockey championship (U-18).
Balwinder Singh Jagga, secretary of the Grewal Sports Association, said the two sisters have become torch bearers for Punjabi girls in the arena of field hockey.
“We’re proud that our playgrounds have instilled a sporting element in our children, and Prabhleen was selected for Canada’s prestigious sports empowerment program,” said Jagga.
Sukhbir Singh Grewal, father of two sisters, said his family’s association with Kila Raipur Rural Sports led him to prepare his daughters and other Punjabi girls for the sport in general and field hockey in particular.
“Initially we found it difficult to get Punjabi children onto the site. Now more girls and boys from our region are coming to Canada. They come to us for their education,” Grewal added. — O.C