IEP Chandigarh, January 9
Under the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, para players will be given special attention in the new sports policy being prepared by the Sports Department. It was stated by Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer during a meeting with Paralympic medalist and Indian para powerlifting coach Rajinder Singh Rahelu and Silver medalist of World Powerlifting Championship Paramjit Kumar at his official residence here today.
Meet Hayer while congratulating Paramjit Kumar for winning a medal in the World Championships in Dubai recently expressed hope that he will shine for the country in this year’s Para Asian Games and next year’s Paralympic Games as well. The Sports Minister had held this meeting today to get inputs from the Para powerlifters to give special priority to them in the new sports policy.
The minister said that in the new policy being prepared by the department, utmost priority is being ensured to the para sportsmen because, contrary to the circumstances, they bring glory to the country at the National and International levels. Hence, Para sports are also being considered for cash prizes. He asked them if their suggestions are welcome and will be included in the sports policy. On this occasion, the sports minister also gave a patient hearing to the demands of the para sportsmen and assured them of their resolution.
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