Chandigarh-India’s 653-member contingent will take part within the Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou from September 23 to October 8, through which 48 gamers are from Punjab. Apart from this, 10 Punjabi para gamers will take part within the Para Asian Games that are being held in Hangzhou from October 22 to twenty-eight subsequent month. Under its new sports activities coverage, the Punjab Government has given Rs. 4.64 Crore money to 58 sportspersons for preparation. Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer whereas congratulating the Indian gamers for the Asian Games expressed hope that these gamers will convey laurels for the state in addition to the nation within the coming two weeks.
Meet Hayer stated that on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, the brand new sports activities coverage has been applied on the grassroots degree and for the Asian Games, a complete of Rs 4.64 Cr has been given to the 58 gamers of Punjab who’re collaborating in these video games. It is pertinent to say that Rs 8 lakh money has been given to every collaborating participant. It is for the primary time that money prize cash for preparation has been given to the gamers.
The Sports Minister expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister for giving money prize cash to encourage sportspersons, for which Punjab grew to become the primary state to provide money cash for the preparation of the Games. He stated that the Punjabi gamers who gained Gold, Silver and Bronze medals within the Asian Games would get Rs. 1 Cr, Rs.75 lakh and Rs.50 lakh respectively as prize cash.
Sports Minister whereas releasing the main points of gamers from Punjab who’re going to take part within the Asian Games stated that 10 gamers within the Hockey together with Captain Harmanpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Varun Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak and Sukhjit Singh, 9 gamers from Shooting Zorawar Singh Sandhu, Ganemat Sekhon, Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Gurjot Singh Khangura, Parinaz Dhaliwal, Rajeshwari Kumari, Sift Kaur Samra, Vijayveer Sidhu and Arjun Singh Cheema, Five from Rowing Charanjit Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Sukhmeet Singh and Satnam Singh, Five Cricketers Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Kanika Ahuja, Amanjot Kaur, Arshdeep Singh and Prabhasimran Singh, Five Basketball gamers Sahajpreet Singh Sekhon, Princepal Singh, Manmeet Kaur, Yashneet Kaur and Anmolpreet Kaur, Four Athletes Tajinder Pal Singh Toor, Harmilan Bains, Manju Rani and Akshdeep Singh, Three Archers Parneet Kaur, Avneet Kaur and Simranjit Kaur, Two Fencer Ena Arora and Arjun, Two Cyclist Harshveer Singh Sekhon and Vishavajit Singh, One every gamers from Badminton, Judo and Wrestling Dhruv Kapila, Avtar Singh and Narinder Cheema respectively.
Meet Hayer additional stated that among the many 58 gamers of Punjab, 10 Para Athletes are additionally included. Four Para Powerlifter Paramjit Kumar, Jaspreet Kaur, Manpreet Kaur and Seema Rani, Three Para Athletes Momhad Yasser, Mithun and Jaspreet Kaur Saran, Two Para Badminton gamers Palak Kohli and Raj Kumar and Para Takewando participant Veena Arora are representing Punjab within the Indian Contingent.