Chandigarh, April 16, 2018: The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today announced that under the new Sports Policy of the state government, no player would be deprived of government job. Provision of reservation has been made for sportspersons in HCS/HPS and in Group-D posts.
He was speaking after honouring Ms. Manu Bhaker of Jhajjar, who won gold medal in the Commonwealth Games with a turban and a cheque for Rs 1.5 crore in Jhajjar today.
Mr Manohar Lal also honoured Bajrang Punia of Jhajjar, who had won gold medal in wrestling and members of the family of Mr. Somveer who had won Bronze Medal in the Games.
Haryana has brought laurels to the nation by winning 33 per cent medals in the Commonwealth Games. All medal winners and participating players would be honoured according to the new Sports Policy of the state government.
He said such players as participated in the Games but could not win medals too would be given cash award of Rs 7.5 lakh each. Out of the 38 players of Haryana who had participated in the Games, 22 had won medals.
This year India was at number three position in terms of medals. The Chief Minister expressed the hope that in future, it would occupy first position. He expressed happiness over the remarkable participation of girls in the field of sports.
Under the new Sports Policy it has been decided that cash prize will be credited directly to the bank accounts of the winning players. After presenting cheque for Rs 1.5 crore to Ms. Manu Bhaker, the Chief Minister informed her that the amount had already been sent to her bank account.