Bathinda – The native Shaheed Bhagat Singh stadium in the present day witnessed a spectacular begin of one of many largest sporting extravaganza of the nation, ‘Khedan Watan Punjab Dian’- season II because the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, inaugurated this mega sporting occasion right here on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister took salute from the spectacular march previous of the taking part contingents of assorted districts. Announcing the opening of this round two months lengthy a lot awaited gala sporting occasion, Bhagwant Singh Mann envisioned that it will act as a catalyst to revive the pristine glory of the state in fields of state. He stated that it’s a humble initiative of the state authorities to channel the unbounded power of youth in a optimistic path.

The Chief Minister stated that the famend gamers for the state are carrying the torch of the video games within the relay on the stadium. He stated that this torch had travelled throughout the state in all of the 23 districts the place a lot of youth and gamers had participated within the run. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that the torch relay had obtained an awesome response throughout the state.

The Chief Minister stated that as paddy is transplanted within the fields after which it’s harvested after exhausting work in the identical method these video games are plantation which is able to give wealthy dividends within the coming instances. He stated that his predecessors had by no means paid consideration in direction of growth of sports activities on account of which Punjab lagged behind on this enviornment. Bhagwant Singh Mann quipped that although the Finance Minister was from this area solely however his rhetoric of empty exchequer ruined the state whereas identical funds are getting used for nicely being of each strata of society.

The Chief Minister stated that the Indian Hockey squad that had introduced medal for the nation will quickly be given jobs. He stated that each one the hiccups have been already eliminated and now these 9 gamers might be given jobs as per their eligibility. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that they’re belongings of nation and might be preserved nicely for the nation including he expressed hope that they are going to win Gold medal in Asian video games.

The Chief Minister stated as sports activities had gone in unsuitable fingers so it has adversely effected the promotion of video games. He stated that the unlucky controversy over the wrestling federation within the nation is proof of that. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that Punjab won’t ever see such controversies as sports activities is high precedence of his authorities to carve out Rangla Punjab.

The Chief Minister stated that the primary version of the Khedan Watan Punjab Dian organized final 12 months by the state authorities had received a significant response from the individuals. He stated that it’s a matter of nice pleasure and satisfaction that on this mega occasion greater than three lakh gamers had participated in numerous six age teams. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that these gamers have participated in varied competitions from block to the state stage in 30 sports activities classes they usually got money prizes price Rs 6 crore.

The Chief Minister stated that this 12 months 35 competitions might be held in eight age teams including that for the primary time Rugby, Cycling, Horse Riding, Wushu and Shooting Volleyball have been launched within the video games. He stated that the competitions might be held within the age teams of underneath 14, underneath 17, Under 21, 21-30 years, 31-40 years, 41-55 years, 56-65 years and above 65 years age group. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that gamers might be given money prizes of Rs 7 crore together with RS 10, 000 for gold, Rs 7000 for silver and Rs 5000 for bronze medal winners.

The Chief Minister stated that the season II of this sport is commencing from in the present day including that as part of this sporting extravaganza block stage video games might be held from August 31 to September 9. Likewise, he stated that district stage competitions might be held from September 26 to October 5 and state stage competitions might be held from October 10 to 25. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that the state stage competitions might be held in each district of the state to advertise sporting tradition.

The Chief Minister additional stated that these video games are a proper step in direction of this path as they’re offering a platform to the gamers for showcasing their expertise. Bhagwant Singh Mann asserted that these video games may even assist the state authorities to establish the strengths and weaknesses of the gamers which might be helpful for grooming them for the nationwide and worldwide occasions in future. He additional stated that the state authorities is leaving no stone unturned to popularize sports activities within the state as it might play a key position in progress of the state and prosperity of its individuals.

Reiterating the agency dedication of the state authorities to advertise sports activities within the state, the Chief Minister stated that from in the present day the state authorities is embarking on a marketing campaign to disburse Rs 5.94 crore to 1807 gamers. He stated that this prize cash had been pending from the final 5 years as successive state governments had paid no heed to provide this cash to the gamers. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that the state authorities has felicitated 23 gamers for bringing laurels for the state in Birmingham Commonwealth video games with a money prize of Rs 9.30 crore including that gamers bagging medals in nationwide video games have additionally been given Rs 7 crore as money prize.

The Chief Minister stated that the state authorities has launched a brand new sports activities coverage that envisages encouraging all residents to undertake an energetic life-style, motivating all kids to return to play/run and restoring Punjab’s glory in Sports at nationwide and worldwide ranges. He stated that for this pyramidal sports activities infrastructure might be developed with playgrounds in each village/ locality, sports activities nurseries at village cluster stage inside 4km of each residence, nicely geared up District Spots Complexes with Hostels for gamers and centres of excellence at State Level. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that coverage additionally lays thrust on figuring out expertise in sports activities at grass root stage and practice it in a scientific method and to offer help to organize budding gamers for National and International stage occasions together with para and specially-abled sportspersons.

The Chief Minister stated that for the primary time the coverage has coated Olympics/ Asian/ Commonwealth video games together with the 35 video games of the gradation record. Likewise, he stated that as a way to acknowledge the immense contribution of coaches in sports activities, the Balbir Singh Senior award for coaches has been institutionalized. Bhagwant Singh Mann additional stated that for the promotion of sporting exercise Milkha Singh Award might be given to the sports activities promoters.

Similarly, the Chief Minister stated that to encourage the budding sports activities gamers Balbir Singh Senior scholarship scheme has been began. He stated that as part of this sports activities coverage for the primary time the state authorities is giving Rs 8 lakh per participant to almost 50 gamers who’re making ready to participate within the Asian video games slated to be held in China. Bhagwant Singh Mann introduced to increase each attainable help to the gamers for promotion of sporting exercise within the state.

The Chief Minister stated that as runways on the airports facilitate an Airplane for its easy take off in the identical method the state authorities helps the youth to understand their goals. He asserted that each effort is being made to provide wings to the concepts of youth and no stone is being left unturned for this noble trigger. Bhagwant Mann made a fervent enchantment to youth to make all out efforts for carving an id of their very own to make a spot in society including that sky is the restrict for them.

The Chief Minister stated that earlier in names of promotion of sports activities funds had been showered on the celebrities of tinsel world. However, he stated that now his nationalist authorities is selling the sports activities particularly in type of native sports activities in the course of the occasion. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that Punjabis had introduced freedom for nation, safeguarded its borders, made nation self sustaining in meals manufacturing and even bringing medals in enviornment of sports activities.

Congratulating the Sports Minister for organizing these video games, the Chief Minister stated that Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer deserves kudos for making all these preparations. He stated that it’s a matter of nice pleasure for your complete state that these video games are being held in each nook and nook of Punjab. Bhagwant Mann stated that these video games might be made an everyday function within the coming years too.

The Chief Minister additionally remembered the hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand on his start anniversary. He stated that that is noticed as nationwide sports activities day. Bhagwant Singh Mann stated that the youth should take inspiration from the hockey legend on at the present time.

Earlier, the Sports Minister Punjab Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer welcomed the Chief Minister and different dignitaries on the event.

Meanwhile, cultural performances by the college youngsters mesmerized the viewers with their dazzling efficiency. Leading Punjabi singers Harvi, KKarma, Darshanjit, Yasir Hussain, Harjit Harman and Kulwinder Billa entertained the viewers. Multi sports activities present by the scholars from Patiala and PT present by faculty college students added zing to the inaugural occasion. The tug of conflict between two groups additionally displayed the energy and vitality of the youth of state. Impressive show of martial artwork Gatka was one other star attraction.

On the event the spectacular theme tune accompanied by the normal dance ‘Giddha’ and ‘Bhangra’ enthralled the viewers and compelled them to faucet their toes. Likewise the gathering additionally cheered the medley efficiency of scholars in the course of the inaugural operate within the stadium. The gathering additionally gave a standing ovation to the dazzling firework present on the event.

Prominent amongst others current on the event included Cabinet Ministers Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Chetan Singh Jouremajra, Aman Arora, Dr Balbir Singh, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Dr Baljit Kaur, Gurmeet Singh Khudian, Brahm Shanker Jimpa and others had been additionally current.

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