Gurgaon DCP wins silver in US golf tournament
A senior official of Gurgaon police department has won accolades for winning a silver medal in the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games held in New York, the US. Sanjeev K Ahuja reports.india Updated: Sep 07, 2011 00:15 IST
A senior official of Gurgaon police department has won accolades for winning a silver medal in the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games held in New York, the US.
The event was held at the Herbert Hoover Disc Golf Course and Split Rock Golf Course from August 26 to September 5.
The games are held every two years in which, policemen and firemen from across the world participate. Three police officers from India took part in the event and won medals in various categories.
Pushpinder S Rathore, DIG, Border Security Force (BSF), won a gold medal in the individual event, while Kulvinder Singh, DCP, Gurgaon, and RK Arora from the BSF won silver medals in their respective categories. Rathore and Singh also won a gold medal in the team event.
Forty-six-year-old Kulvinder Singh, an ace golfer and regular visitor at the DLF Golf Course, took to golfing around 8 years ago when he was posted at Chandigarh.
Earlier, he was a hockey player and also represented Haryana state in the national-level police games.
“Chandigarh has three golf courses. When I was posted there, some of my friends used to play golf and introduced me to it. Later, when I shifted to Gurgaon in 2005, I picked up on the intricacies of the game. Gurgaon also has good golfing ranges.”
Singh also won laurels in the All India Police Games and Golf Tournament-2009 where he stood second. This is an annual event played in India. He is now preparing for the forthcoming event to be held at Chandigarh from September 21-23.
“Haryana DGP Ranjiv Singh Dalal was the one who encouraged me to participate in the event at New York. But the real test will be the forthcoming World Police & Fire Games to be held in Belfast in 2013. I am preparing for it.”
First Published: Sep 07, 2011 00:13 IST