69th Santosh trophy kicked off today with three matches were being played in 2 zones. In first match of North Zone group A, Punjab and Chandigarh played out goalless draw at Guru Gobind Stadium, Jalandhar here on January 10, 2015. In second match, Uttarakhand defeated Uttar Pradesh by 2-1 in an exiting encounter. UP took lead in 16th minute by Vinod kumar’s succesfull strike at Uttarakhand goal. Jersey number 7, Saurav Rawat of Uttarakhand scored an equalizer in 35th minute of the play. In second half Saurav Raw scored the winner for Uttarakhand in 54th minute.
In West zone match Gujarat defeated Daman & Diu in one side encounter by 5-1 in lone match played in West zone.
Mr. Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal, IAS Director of Sports punjab was the chief guest on the opening ceremony here at Jalandhar in North Zone matches. Legend Inder Singh, Gurudev Singh Singh (Arjun Awardee’s), Kuljit Singh, Deepak Kumar(former International) were also present at the opening ceremony of North Zone matches.