IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 24, 2022
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has congratulated golden boy Neeraj Chopra for creating history by winning a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships. He said that Neeraj Chopra of Haryana is the pride of the country. He has become the first male player from India to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships. Sh. Manohar Lal said that Neeraj Chopra has once again brought laurels to the country and Haryana. The Chief Minister spoke to Neeraj’s uncle Bhim Chopra and congratulated him.
Goal to make Haryana a sports hub
The Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that our aim is to make Haryana a sports hub. For this, promising players like Neeraj Chopra will work to inspire the younger generation. The Chief Minister said that it is because of youth like Neeraj Chopra that Haryana’s flag is waving high in sports at the world level. The Chief Minister said that today we have taken a step forward in the world of sports. The policies of the state government and the performance of the players of Haryana are being discussed all over the world. Haryana gives its sportspersons the highest number of awards and facilities in the country for winning medals in Commonwealth, Asiad and Olympics.
He said that the Haryana Government has formulated ‘Haryana Outstanding Sportspersons Rules-2018’ to ensure secure employment for the outstanding sportspersons. For them 550 new posts have been created in the sports department. Apart from this, 156 sportspersons have been given government jobs till May 7, 2022.
Provision for reservation has been made for sportspersons in direct recruitment to posts from class one to class four. The honorarium of sportspersons who won Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awards has been increased from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month. Amounts of Rs. 20,000 per month are being given to Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award winners and Rs. 5,000 per month to Bhim Award winners.
10 day boarding and 8 residential academies started to train players
The Chief Minister said that Haryana Government is working continuously for promotion of sports in Haryana and for all round development of sportspersons. As a result, the sons and daughters of the state making the nation and state proud. In this series, now the Sports and Youth Affairs Department has started 10 day-boarding and 8 residential academies to train the players. All the trainees of these academies will be given diet at the rate of Rs. 400 per day per player.
Haryana is the power house of sports in the country
At present Haryana is the sports powerhouse of the country. The performance of our sportspersons in the Olympics and Paralympics – 2021 is a living example of how Haryana is emerging as a pioneer for other states in the field of sports. In addition, Haryana recently hosted the Khelo India Youth Games – 2021 in which players from Haryana won the maximum number of medals. Players and coaches from all over the country experienced the sports culture of Haryana closely and learned how the soil of Haryana is spewing gold not only in agriculture but also in sports.