Sports nurseries in 500 schools and Vyayamshalas in 1,500 villages of the State are being set up.

Chandigarh, December 12 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today said that with a view to give further impetus to the sports culture in the State, sports nurseries in 500 schools and Vyayamshalas in 1,500 villages of the State are being set up.

         Mr Manohar Lal who was speaking at the 66th All-India Police Hockey Championship in Rai in district Sonipat today said that as a result of the sports policy of the State Government, Haryana is fast moving towards becoming a sports hub.

         The Chief Minister said that, recruitment of 1,000 yoga trainers is being done in the State. Apart from this, coaches would soon be made available in sports stadia in 500 villages. He said that the State Government has also made a provision of three per cent reservation for the sports persons in government jobs. Haryana is the first State in the country where highest award money is being given to the sports person. The players winning gold, silver and bronze medals in the Olympics are given Rs six crore, Rs four crore and Rs 2.50 crore respectively.  Apart from this, the participants of the Olympics are also provided Rs 15 lakh, he added. 

         He said that the present State Government has further strengthened and empowered the police system in the State. Haryana is the first State of the Country to set up women police station in each district. The representation of women in the State Police Force has increased from six per cent to eight per cent and a target has been fixed to further increase it to 30 per cent. This increased representation of women in the state police force has also strengthened the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Mission, he added. 

             On this occasion, the Chief Minister presented awards to the players of winning teams and also released the souvenir of the Championship.

         Earlier, Director General of Police, Mr B.S Sandhu welcomed the Chief Minister and gave detailed information about the Championship.

         Among those present on this occasion included Transport Minister, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain, MP Mr Ramesh Kaushik, Chairperson of the Haryana Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections Kalyan Nigam, Mr Ram Chander Jangra and senior officers of civil and police administration.