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Sports In Chandigarh

The term sport is often used to describe an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, sometimes having competitive prospect to it. In Chandigarh people are very much indulged in sports activities. There are a number of sports complexes run by the government. In Chandigarh sports department was established in the year 1984. Prior to this, it was operating under the Department of Education, Chandigarh. Earlier to this the sports department was primitive in nature but now it has the following wings working full fledged under it:

  • Sports Directorate
  • District Sports Office
  • Chandigarh Sports Council
Under Chandigarh Administration, Secretary Finance and sports, supervises the Deputy Commissioner who looks after the sports dept. as Director Sports.As sports play a vital role in the overall upliftment and development of people at individual level, Chandigarh administration has established several adequately equipped sports stadiums for various disciplines of sports. Chandigarh is the home to various players of national and International acclaim who have made India proud at various events.

Prestigious Tournaments in Chandigarh


  • Asian Rowing Championship
  • Indira Gandhi Women Hockey Gold Cup
  • Men cricket Series
  • Women Cricket Test Matches
  • ATF Tennis Tournament
  • All India Civil Services Tournaments
  • All India Gurmeet Memorial Hockey
  • AK Mishra Boxing Championship
  • National Sports Festival for Women
  • Sr. and Jr. Nationals In various disciplines of sports

Youth Affairs Activities

Youth affairs activities are coordinated and supervised by the Sports Department since 1997. Aim of these activities is to help young people to discover, excavate and promote the hidden talents harbored within them. These activities also instill awareness, social development and promote education among the youth of Chandigarh.
Various Youth Affair Activities conducted by sports dept. are :

  • National Youth Festival
  • State Youth Festival/Rural Sports
  • Adventure Activities
  • National Integration Cams
  • Leadership Camps
  • Youth Camps
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