Some 500 Sikh youth are expected to take part in the maiden Miri Piri Games over two weekends in Selangor next month (July).
Organised by volunteers from three gurdwaras – Subang, Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam — the games have some unique features. For one, they are open to Sikhs from abroad and the physically challenged.
There will eight categories: badminton, bowling, archery, athletics, football, hockey, netball and futsal. The first four events are open to participants from all ages.
“This game will not only bind the community but also encourage families to work together,” one of the organising team official tells Asia Samachar.
“For the time in Malaysian Sikh sports, we have a special category for our Punjab brothers and sisters (desi veers and bhens). The system is the same: each gurdwara sends their desi reps for the events (tug of war, shot put and long jump),” he said. Desi is the colloquial for Sikhs from Punjab.
The games also have a special category for the physically challenged participants for archery.
How did the idea of the #MiriPiriGames2019 come about? “We are passionate about doing something for the society. We got together over a series of phone calls and a common interest. From then, everything went on a flow,” he said.
The games will take place on 13-14 and 20-12 July. Asia Samachar is the event media partner.
To register, contact: Gurphajan Singh (012-6898022), Harjit Singh (016-9166979), Opdesh Kaur (012-2000578), Lakhbir Singh (019-3355834)
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