CWG judo medalists get rousing welcome in Jalandhar
Navjot Chana and Rajwinder Kaur, who won silver and bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games respectively, received a rousing welcome at the Jalandhar railway station on Tuesday.punjab Updated: Jul 29, 2014 23:07 IST
Navjot Chana and Rajwinder Kaur, who won silver and bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games respectively, received a rousing welcome at the Jalandhar railway station on Tuesday.
The judokas arrived in the Shatabdi from New Delhi.
Chana (30) won silver in men's 60 kg judo competition while Rajwinder (28) bagged bronze in women's 78kg+ event.
After spending 10 days at Glasgow in Scotland, they came back to their hometown. The two were welcomed by Malvinder Singh, sports secretary, Punjab Armed Police (PAP); Gurdeep Singh, assistant sports secretary and former international hockey player.
Additional director general of police (ADGP) Gurdev Singh Sahota also reached the railway station but returned without receiving the players since the train was behind schedule.
Kuljinder Singh, Rajwinder's husband and a head constable with the Punjab police along with his son Gurwansh and mother, was also present. Navjot Chana's father and brother were there for his welcome. Chana hails from Hoshiarpur.
The judokas were welcomed with bhangra and a rally was taken from the railway station to Shastri Market, Company Bagh and PAP area.
More than 200 players of PAP were also there to receive the medal winners.
Some of their colleagues from the judo sports department of the Punjab police were also present.
Rajwinder and Chana said their objective was to make a mark in the Asian Games for which they will undergo special training.
Inspector general, PAP, Loknath Angra welcomed them at the PAP's central sports office.
"We will give them due recognition in the police department for making our bureau and state proud. We will promote them soon," the IG said.
Gurdeep Singh, assistant sports secretary, PAP, said, "They will undergo special training under the Sports Authority of India. Coaches will be provided to them according to requirement. We will make sure that there no shortcoming on our part."
Paul Chana, Navjot Chana's father, said, "All of my children are into judo. Navjot has made the country proud by bagging a silver medal."
Rajwinder Kaur said, "I will soon head for the national camp at Shilaru Sports Complex where all the players will undergo training for the Asian Games."