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Yudh Gatka event attracts large crowd

August 28, 2012 - News

Staff Report
The 10th annual International Yudh Gatka Tournament held in Toronto last weekend attracted a large number of spectators as well as international players.
“The tournament is a great way for the community to get together particularly for those who enjoy seeing true athletic and diverse talent at work, “ said Jasdev Singh, the main organizer of the event.
Gatka is martial art on the concept of sword play and its certain strikes.
In the tournament players from Vancouver, Calgary, Indiana, New Jersey, Fremont, Selma, Yuba City, India, New York, Toronto and Maryland DC participated.
The competitions were held in three different categories — kirpan spinning, marahti and soti competitions.
“It was nice to see that equality came into play in the competition as well. Girls had the opportunity to compete, and many of them won their share of prizes,” said Singh.
“The aim of each contest was to perform the task with agility, speed, good will and show respect to each other showing a humble sense of mind.”
Besides a large number of crowd, Minister Bal Gosal and Councillor Bonnie Crombie also attended the event.
RESULTS
Singhs Soti Competition
Open (18 and over)
1st- Jagmeet Singh, California Gatka Dal
2nd- Charnjeet Singh , Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Akhara Toronto
3rd- Balraj Singh , Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Akhara Toronto
Under (17 and under)
1st- Manmeet Singh, California Gatka Dal
2nd- Davinder  Singh, Baba Ajit Singh Gatka Akhara
Singh’s Marahti Competition
Open 18+
1st – Manroop Singh , Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Akhara Toronto
2nd- Tejpal  Singh, California Gatka Dal
Kaur’s Marahti Competition
Open 18+
1st- Puneet Kaur, California Gatka Dal
2nd- Amrita Kaur, India Gatka Akhara
Under 17 Singh’s  Kirpan Competition
1st- Manmeet Singh, California Gatka Dal
2nd- Charnjeet Singh , Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Akhara Toronto
Referees
Giani Jagbir Singh , New Jersey USA
Bhai Jarnail Singh, Ottawa , Canada
Bhai Gursheel Singh, Toronto , Canada
Bhai Sunmit Singh, Maryland, DC USA
Judges
Bhai Jagbir Singh, New Jersey USA
Sant Mohinder Singh , Mohali India
Bhai Jaswant Singh, , Toronto , Canada
Bhai Avtar Singh, , Toronto , Canada
Bhai Daya Singh, , Toronto , Canada
Score/time Keepers
Bibi Sapandip Kaur, Toronto Canada
Bibi Amrit Kaur, Surrey,  Canada
Commentators
Amarinder Singh , Toronto Canada
Parminder Singh, Toronto , Canada
Mandeep Dhaliwal, Detriot, Michigan
Rupan Bal, Guelph

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