Punjab & Region

Sports department to honour 1135 sportspersons on Friday

Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, January 14:

Fulfilling the promise of awarding sportspersons of international and national acclaim, who have excelled during the year 2017-18, the Sports Department has decided to honour 90 players in the first phase. Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has recently announced to confer upon cash prizes worth crores to such 1135 sportspersons.

Giving details, Rana Sodhi informed that in order to promote sporting activity in the state and honour cash-prizes deprived players, we are initiating this process as per the new sports policy-2018, which were delayed due to the COVID pandemic.

Rana Sodhi said, “Targeting Olympic Podium, we are equipping our players with every sports facility including state of the art stadiums and equipment of world level so that they can compete with their counterpart in an easy way.

The Cabinet Minister said, senior officials of the sports department have been directed that any sportsperson desirous of participating in international level competitions and need financial assistance, could not be left without monetary and logistic support, adding that the department strives to ensure that no talented player is deprived of participating in competitions sans financial support or sports equipments.