20 February 2020


The 3rd edition of Play Write, India’s premier Sports Literature Festival will be held on 22nd February at the Hyatt Regency, here.

Vivek Atray, ex-IAS, Author and Co-Founder Play Write said, “A glittering array of sports personalities including famous Olympian and Dangal star Babita Phogat, along with hockey greats Ajit Pal Singh and Ashok Kumar from the 1975 Indian Team that lifted the world cup, and Joy Bhattacharya well known sports administrator will speak at Play Write 2020. India’s women’s basketball team and Frisbee team will also be represented at the event. Gurjoat Singh Khangura, skeet shooter and Anjum Moudgil, Indian Sport Shooter will also be a part of the event.”

Chitranjan Agarwal, CA and Co-Founder, Play Write, said, “Chandigarh tri-city is the ideal venue for Play Write as the world cup cricket semi-finals have been held twice (PCA Mohali) and the Davis Cup Tennis Semi-finals have also been held (at CLTA) here. A number of sportspersons of international acclaim hail from Chandigarh and the region. These include Milkha Singh, Kapil Dev, Abhinav Bindra, Sardara Singh, Sakshi Malik, Yuvraj Singh and Harmanpreet Kaur.

Play Write brings together sports personalities and authors who have either written books on sports. The event has roped in well-known personalities from the playing fields of cricket, football, tennis, hockey, badminton, golf, kabaddi, squash, shooting, wrestling and athletics to name a few. The speakers in previous editions included former Indian skipper Bishan Bedi, Fauja Singh (Centenarian Marathoner), Balbir Singh Sr. (Hockey Legend), Sandeep Singh (Soorma of Hockey), Golf sensation Shubhankar Sharma, Anupam Mukerji (Fake IPL Player), Aparshakti Khurana (Cinestar and SportsCaster), Gurbaaz Singh Mann (Golfer), India’s women’s rugby team, Minerva F.C. (Reigning I-League Champions) and many more.

OP Singh IPS Principal Secretary Sports, Haryana will be the Chief Guest on the occasion.


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