Chandigarh, June 14
On the grand closing ceremony of the fourth edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2021 held at Indradhanush Auditorium, Panchkula, Chief Minister Manohar Lal announced to set up Haryana Sports Academy to train the players coming from all over the country.
“In view of providing state-of-art sports infrastructure, a hostel would be opened in Panchkula having an accommodation facility for 200 players. Through this, along with providing international level facilities to the players, they will also be trained to become proficient in the game,” said Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister also announced to double the prize money being given to the medal winning players of Haryana for their excellent performance in Khelo India Youth Games-2021.
Manohar Lal said that an amount of Rs. 1 lakh would be given to the gold medal winner, Rs. 60,000 to silver medal winner and. Rs. 40,000 to the bronze medal winner.
Not only this, he also announced to give Rs.5000 as an incentive to the players of Haryana participating in the games.
“As many as 1100 Sports Nurseries are being opened in the state to develop sports culture among the children. This will benefit about 25000 budding players of the state. The state government is working on the policy of grooming the players since childhood. We are committed to providing all the necessary facilities to the players,” said Manohar Lal.
Specially congratulating the medal winning players, the Chief Minister wished that by continuing this streak of victory, they should bring laurels to the country on the international stage as well.