– Iqbal Singh Khera is the gardener of Nursery of Football (Mahilpur) : Thandal
Mahilpur: Shiv Kumar Bawa: Doaba Sporting Club Khera (Hoshiarpur) in the leadership of President Iqbal Singh Khera organized 6th State level Football Tournament at village Khera. Cabinet Minister of Punjab, Mr. Sohan Singh Thandal today inaugurated the tournament.
The inaugural match was played between the teams of Khalsa College Garhshankar and DAV College Jalandhar. DAV College Jalandhar won the match by 7-6. Another match was played between the teams of Khalsa High School Paldi and Govt College Narur Panshta. Khalsa High School Paldi won the match by 2-0.
Iqbal Singh Khera said that 12 teams of Colleges and 11 teams of Clubs would participate in the tournament.
Cabinet Minister Sohan Singh Thandal praised Iqbal Singh Khera for his contributions for the football game in the area. He said that Mahilpur has been known as the Nursery of Football and now Iqbal Singh Khera has become the gardener of this nursery. He said that he had produced many players of football and has been a hope for many new players.
Gajjan Singh Canada, Gurwinder Singh Baddon, Ravinder Thandal, Paramjit Singh Panjorh, Harpreet Singh Bains, Jaspreet Singh Bains, Gurpreet Singh Bains, SDP Avtar Singh, Rashpal Kaler, JE Ramjit, Seetal Singh Phagwara, Balwaj Singh Chauhan, Satnam Singh Bunty Chaggran, Sarwan Singh Rasulpuri, Principal Shiv Kumar, Principal Jagmohan Singh, Sukhinder Singh Ricky, Avtar Singh Bains USA, Kulwinder Singh, Parminder Singh Sarpanch, Sarpanch Balbir Singh, Bhagat Ram Todarpur, Shangara Singh Nagan Kalan, Sukhbir Singh Jandiala, Paramjit Singh Bains, Amarjit Singh Raja, Harjinder Singh Panjorh and many others were present on this occasion.