Sports

In the annals of Indian sports, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, has a unique distinction due to the remarkable achievements of two of their outstanding sportsmen. In the 20th century, India won two World championships, the World Cup hockey title in Kuala Lumpur in 1975 and in England in 1983, the much coveted cricket World cup crown. Remarkably, SGTB Khalsa College is the only institution in the country, which had representatives in the playing eleven of both the World Cup winning squads. Ashok Dewan was a student at College, when he represented India as a goalkeeper in the 1975 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur and foiled the marauding Pakistani forwards in the final to enable India snatch a historic 2-1win. Mohinder Amarnath who studied in College in the 1970s, was man of the match in both the semi finals and final of the 1983 Prudential trophy against England and West Indies respectively, which India won.

Through the passing years, College has produced several international sportspersons who have excelled for India in their various sports. The College has four Arjuna award recipients. The first to be bestowed this honour was gymnast Shyam Lal (1961), who represented India in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics. Weightlifter Dalbir Singh represented India in the 1974 Tehran and 1978 Bangkok Asian Games got the Arjuna award in 1975. Next to get this coveted award was cricketer Mohinder Amarnath in 1981. Shot-putter Vijay Mala Bhanot (represented India in the 1982 and 1986 Asian Games) who joined College in the mid-eighties for post-graduate studies got the Arjuna Award in 2001 for life time contribution to her sport.

Another outstanding sportswoman Kiran Sandhu, represented the India in the Asian Basketball championships for nearly a decade in the 1970s. In the 1950s, we produced reputed international volleyball players.

Mohan Singh and Kuldeep Singh who played in test matches against visiting countries. In weightlifting Inder Mohan Singh in the mid-eighties, attended a pre-Olympic national training camp.

In 1986-87, three of our hockey players Vimal, Harendra Singh and Satinder Sharma were chosen for the Combined Universities tour of the German Democratic Republic. Defender Harendra Singh became a senior international in 1989 and was a silver medalist in the 1990 Beijing Asian Games.

In sports administration, also some of our former sportsmen are making their presence felt. Harish Sharma is the dynamic secretary of the Basketball Federation of India. Volleyball player Kuldeep Vats has helped to revive the sport in the capital, as president of the Delhi Volleyball Association. Hockey player Harendra Singh was assistant coach of the national team in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has also coached the junior Indian hockey team to victory in the 5th Junior Asia Cup in Karachi in August 2004.

During the initial years Khalsa won inter-college titles in volleyball (both men and women), cross country, gymnastics and table tennis (women). In the late sixties and early seventies, Khalsa won the inter-college Cross-Country title for six years in a row. We won the inter-college title in hockey for the first time in the 1970s and since then have been champions a dozen times. In women's table tennis we bagged a hat-trick of inter-college title sin the mid-eighties. Recently we won the Handball and Kho-Kho titles seven years in a row. In 1988-89 we won the Inter-College cricket title for the first time and since then we have been triumphant on four occasions. Khalsa has also been inter-college champions in Badminton, women's handball, weightlifting, athletics and swimming.

During the initial years Khalsa won inter-college titles in volleyball (both men and women), cross country, gymnastics and table tennis (women). In the late sixties and early seventies, Khalsa won the inter-college Cross-Country title for six years in a row. We won the inter-college title in hockey for the first time in the 1970s and since then have been champions a dozen times. In women's table tennis we bagged a hat-trick of inter-college title sin the mid-eighties. Recently we won the Handball and Kho-Kho titles seven years in a row. In 1988-89 we won the Inter-College cricket title for the first time and since then we have been triumphant on four occasions. Khalsa has also been inter-college champions in Badminton, women's handball, weightlifting, athletics and swimming.

In the 1990s the sports infrastructure was further improved by the construction of the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, with facilities for indoor sports, a pavilion, a gymnasium and offices. Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts were also constructed.

Pritam Singh was our first Sports teacher and established sports culture in College. For brief periods in the sixties, others who served as Sports teachers were Ms. Iqbal Claire (a former student who won the Long Jump in the Inter-University meet), Ranbir Singh, Ms. Geeta Bhatt and Ms. Hardarshan Kaur Bains. Mrs. Gurdeep Khanna joined in the mid-sixties. In 1968-69 when Pritam Singh shifted to the University of Delhi as a Sports officer, a former student and Volleyball captain Pargat Singh took over as sports teacher in College. Pargat worked tirelessly to ensure that when College shifted to its new premises the rocky terrain near the building was transformed into lush green playfields.

Awards / Recognitions received by faculty and students Old/Current Students who started their professional career in sports while in College and went on to become Arjun Awardees and International Players:-
1 Shaym Lal (Gymnast), Arjun Award - 1961
Melbourne Olympics - 1956,
Rome Olympics - 1960
2. Dalbir Singh (Weight Lifting), Arjun Award - 1975
Tehran Asian Games - 1974
Bangkok Asian Games - 1978
3. Mohinder Amarnath (Cricket), Arjun Award - 1981
69 tests, 85 ODI, 1065 runs
Member of World-Cup-1983 winning team
4. Vijay Mala Bhanot (Shotput), Arjun Award - 2001
New Delhi Asian Games - 1982
Asian Games -1986
5. Ramkaran (Para Athlete) 800m, Arjun Award - 2012
Rajiv Gandhi khel ratan award - 2011
Asian Games - 2014 Silver in 800m
6. Ashok Diwan (Hockey)
World Cup - 1975, 1982
Olympics - 1976
Asian Games - 1994
7. Mrs. Kiran Sandhu (Basketball)
Vice Captain Indian basketball Team - 1980
8. Maninder Singh (Cricket)
Left arm spin bowler
35 tests, 88 wkts, av.37.36
9. Harender Singh (Hockey)
represented India From 1989 to 1990.

Other Awards (2011-15):

International:

  • Sakshi Tomar, Shooting, 4th place in Air Pistol at Junior World Cup in Germany, 2014.
  • Arjun Singh, Discuss Throw, represented India in Youth Asian Games 2013-14

National 2013-14

  • Arjun Singh, Discuss, All India University - Gold, World University Games Participation, Delhi State Championship, a new record.
  • Sakshi Tomar, Shooting-10 m Air Pistol, Gold, 57th National Championship, held at Delhi, with a record.
  • Amar Singh Rana, Hammer Throw, All India University.
  • Lalit Mathur, 800m, Junior Nationals - Gold
  • Lalit Mathur, 800m, All India Inter University Championship – Silver
  • Ashish Tokas, Swimming, 2 Gold in All India University Championship
  • Kamal Singh, Diving, All India Inter University Championship - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • Anuj Khandelwal, Table Tennis, North Inter University Championship, Gold
  • Abhilekh Parashar, Gymnastics, Senior National Championship - 3 Gold
  • Kunal Anand, Deepak Viswakarma, and Rohit Bisht, Tennis, All India Inter University Championship, Silver
  • Vikas Kaushik, Decathalon, Junior National Championship - Bronze
  • Yash Nain, Ravikumar, and Jayank Ahuja, Badminton, North Zone Inter University Championship - Silver
  • Hiten Dalal, Parnshu Vijayran, and Hardik Pahwa, Crikcet, represented Delhi Under 19 in National Under-19 Cricket Championship
  • Ankit Dabas and Vision Panchal, represented University of Delhi in North Zone Inter University Cricket Championship.
  • Jasleen Kaur, represented Delhi in Senior National Championship and University of Delhi in All India Inter University Championship
  • Ashish Sangwan, Anuj Sangwan, Jaiprakash, Mohit Ahlawat, Nitin Yadav, Subhash and Amarveer, Handball, represented University of Delhi, at AIU.
  • Abhishek, Avtar Singh Mann, Ajay Rathi and Jaiveer Babbar, Hockey, represented University of Delhi in AIU

State-Level:

  • Ashish Tokas, Swimming, Delhi State Championship - 2 Gold, 2 Silver
  • Kamal Singh, Diving, Delhi State Championship, Gold
  • Abhilekh Parashar, Gymnastics, Delhi State Championship - 4 Gold, 2 Silver

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