After outlaying the concept of twenty - twenty cricket for the first time in front of the world, Revered Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan unveiled a new game 'Gul-Stick' on Tuesday. This wonderful fusion of Gilli Danda (known as tipcat in English), the game being played in rural area from ages and Cricket, the most popular game being played in every street in this modern world made youngsters thrill whereas the old-aged felt nostalgic.
Revered Guru Ji unveiled this new game during the inauguration of 8th "Garv Diwas" of Shah Satnam Ji Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing on Tuesday and introduced it to the audience & to the members of Shah Satnam Ji Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing arrived here from several states and abroad. Revered Guru Ji said that our traditional games might not disappear in the limelight of modernity, so, Gilli-Danda is renamed as "Gul-Stick". There is a need of methods to bring rural games to the national level.
"Gul-Stick" in most manners is a class of Cricket only. In this game, bat is replaced with 2 types of sticks which are called as SS Stick (Stop Stroker Stick) and S Stick (Stroker Stick). To convert this traditional game into a modern one, Revered Guru Ji provided every aspect of this game with a new nomenclature. There are 2 teams in this game having 9 players in each team. Revered Pitaji ornated Gilli with a new name Gul, who plays as a batsman with Sticker, who throws gul as Guller, Run as Rush, and fielder as Gulsaver. Binding the game completely with norms, Revered Pitaji named the Pitch used to make rush as GS Area, Crease as G Area, Over as Pack, Wicket Keeper as Gul Keeper, LBW as FBS (Foot Before Stick), Bold Out as Solid Out, Over Throw as Rough Throw, Fielding as Saving, Umpire as Decider, Balling as Gilling, Stump as Lay Pole, Stump Out as Lay Pole Out, Free Hit as Gold Hit, Catch Out as Eat Out, Wide Gul as Out Gul, Maiden Over as Strong Pack etc. For the safety of players, Revered Pitaji facilitated players with special kind of helmets, chest guard to protect chest, pad and gloves etc.
Guller aims at Lay Pole and throws Gul towards Sticker to make him out and stickers hits the gul and runs in GS Area to score points called as Rush. 9 players are posted on the field that are called as Rush Saver who catch the gul. One can score 4, 6, 8 or 10 rush by hitting the gul. Sticker carries two sticks and unlike overs in cricket, the game has packs and 5 guls can be thrown in a pack. The field is demarcated with 4 boundaries of 20 yard, 30 yard, 40 yard and 50 yard. 2 gul savers are posted in the first boundary, all the rest are spread across the field. In this game, Sticker hits the gul thrown by guller and runs to score rush. The place where a gul saver stops the gul, it is kept there. Sticker then hits the gul with S stick this time and scores rush. One who plays the role of umpire in this game is called Decider. There are 2 deciders on the field and the third one acts as Third Decider.
On the occasion of Garv Diwas of Shah Satnam Ji Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing, 8th National Volunteers Games Competition was organized on Tuesday in SMG Sports Complex, Sirsa. The event was inaugurated by Revered Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan by hoisting the flag with HIS pious hands. The players of Shah Satnam Ji Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing who arrived here from several states of the nation march pasted and saluted the Revered Guru Ji, in turn, Revered Guru Ji blessed all the players with HIS holy benison. The inauguration of 8th National Volunteers Games Competition organized in SMG Sports Complex, Sirsa held in grandeur. Revered Guru Ji unfurled the flag and flown balloons in the sky to inaugurate the competition. About 2000 male and female players who came to participate in the event march pasted and saluted Revered Guru Ji. The foot march past, horse riders and motor-bikers were the main attractions of the parade. To welcome the Revered Pitaji, students of Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions performed an attractive dance on "welcome song" during the inauguration ceremony. After that, the students performed on a hymn "Thank you for that" sung by Revered Guru Ji and congratulated Adorable Guru Ji, Players and all the audience for "15th August". Renowned singer Pargat Bhagu then sung "Ban kar sewadaar,pyar satguru ka paayein" and forced everyone to waver in joy. The games included in this completion which will be continued for 2 days are Gul-Stick, Swimming, Baandar Killa, Javelin Throw, and cricket in male category and Badminton, Langra Sher etc were in female category.