NewZNew (S A S Nagar) : A Sprawling State-of-the-art synthetic grass ground — replete with an ultra-modern Athletics track, a football arena & a cricket pitch was inaugurated by Mr. Rahul Gupta (PCS), Director (Sports), Punjab at Shivalik Public School, Mohali. Also present were Former Senior Punjab Police Officer Chander Shekhar, Lakhbir Singh, SDM, Mohali & Gurkiran Kaur Nalwa, Principal Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh among other dignitaries.
“We have endeavoured to create a truly unique sporting facility in the tricity. A Multi-Purpose All Weather Synthetic Grass Ground has been inaugurated which is spread over a whopping 65000 square feet. It has a six lanes track of 200 metres for athletics apart from arenas of other sports.” Said Dr D S Bedi, Director, Shivalik Public School, Mohali.
Young athletes of the school demonstrated their sporting skills on the new surface. Plans are afoot to open the facility gradually for students of other schools too that also free of cost. So the Multi Sports Synthetic Grass ground will create ideal dust free & clean training opportunities for not just students of the School, but also other children keen on gaining world class sports coaching & training. The surface has been imported from New Zealand & is great infrastructure which will aid fast as well as holistic learning of the sports of Athletics, Soccer & Cricket.
“I am very enthused particularly with the Athletics tracks, where we can have 100 metres as well as 200 metres races. Athletics as a sport will certainly receive a push with this facility.” Said Yadvinder Singh, Founder of Sports XIII, which will be providing coaching services to budding sportspeople at the newly set up ground.
The infrastructure that has been put up compares well with that being used by top Sporting Institutions Globally. It is noteworthy that the 10 acre campus of Shivalik Public School, Mohali already boasts of a world class Gymnasium, a fully equipped fitness centre, two six a side Astro Turf hockey grounds, all weather floodlit volleyball and basketball courts on deco Turf too are there. The School has had a tradition of producing top sportspeople of the country. Shivalik Public School has been alma mater to Hockey greats like Sukhbir Gill, Sandeep Singh, Rajpal Singh to a name a few. The tradition of creating top sportspeople seems to have got another push, with the coming up of the All Weather Synthetic Grass Ground in the premises of the School.