IEP CHANDIGARH AUGUST 15, 2022
Haryana Government is taking concrete steps to develop the state as a sports hub under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal. Due to sportsperson friendly policies of Haryana Government, the sportspersons of the state are not only bringing laurels to the state but also to the country, which led them to give outstanding performance in Commonwealth Games. In these sports events, Haryana sports persons have expanded the honour of the tricolor by winning 20 medals including 9 gold for the country. To honour these sportspersons who returned after winning medals in Commonwealth Games, the Haryana government will organize a felicitation ceremony in Gurugram on August 16. The Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal will grace the occasion as the chief guest. Union Minister, Sh. Rao Inderjit Singh and Haryana Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sardar Sandeep Singh will also be present on the occasion.
Due to the efforts made by the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, today every parent of Haryana is motivating their children to excel in the field of sports. Today, the Daughters of the state are known as medal factories instead of burden. In a statement, the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the Haryana sports persons have performed well in the Commonwealth Games. Dhadak sportspersons of Haryana have once again proved that the state is producing the most popular wrestlers all across the world. He further said that it is the result of the sports policy of Haryana Government that the sportspersons of Haryana won maximum gold medals in the Commonwealth Games. He said that in Commonwealth Games gold medallists will get Rs.1.50 crore, silver medallists will get Rs.75 lakh, bronze medallists will get Rs.50 lakh and sportsperson securing fourth position will get Rs.15 lakh. Along with this, an amount of Rs 7.50 lakh will be given to all the sports persons participated in Commonwealth games.
Out of the total medals won by the Indian sportspersons in the Commonwealth Games, the Haryana medal winners have contributed about 33 percent. A team of 43 sportspersons from the state have showcased their talent in the Commonwealth Games. Haryana sportspersons have successfully grabbed 20 medals in individual and team events for the country, in which 29 players from the state have contributed. Haryana sportspersons have won 9 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze medals for the nation. Wrestlers- Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Deepak Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya and Naveen Kumar, Para Powerlifting Sportsperson-Sudhir, Boxers-Amit Panghal and Neetu Ghanghas won the gold medal. While Anshu Malik performed in wrestling, Sagar Ahlawat performed in boxing, Shefali Verma performed in cricket, Abhishek and Surendra participated in hockey and won silver medals for the country.
Pooja Sihag, Pooja Gehlot, Deepak Nehra and Mohit Grewal performed in wrestling, Jasmine in boxing and Sandeep Poonia in athletics and won the bronze medal for our country. Savita Punia, Jyoti, Monika Malik, Nisha Warsi, Neha Goel, Udita, Navneet, Sharmila and Sonika have won bronze medals in the women’s hockey team.