Ludhiana/Gurdaspur/Chandigarh, December 10, 2012: Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal visited Guru Nanak Stadium here today, to review the arrangements being made for concluding and prize distribution ceremony of 3rd World Cup Kabaddi at this place on December 15.
Sukhbir also inspected the VVIP Block in the stadium, where guests from India and abroad are to sit. A delegation from Punjab (Pakistan) under the leadership of Punjab (Pak) chief minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is also visiting to witness the closing and prize distribution ceremony on December 15.
The deputy chief minister gave necessary directions regarding the arrangements to both the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Police.
Among others, Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia and City Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria were present.
Meanwhile, while delivering the speech at Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur on the occasion of Kabaddi league match, the deputy chief minister, said, “Punjab government has retained the power for the second term owing to its welfare policies. The Sharomani Akali Dal-BJP combined made a promise to the people of Punjab that the energy of youth would be rein in and be oriented towards sports and making them to refrain from drugs.”
Adding, Badal said that every district in Punjab would soon have a ultra modern multipurpose stadium. He further said that on similar line with this international event Punjab Government is organizing three nation ‘Indigenous Wrestling’ (Desi Kushti). He said that India, Iran and Pakistan participating in this event.
Further, Badal said, “I have been visiting different areas of Punjab every day and I am surprised to see that a new sports revolution has whirl winded the whole state.” He said that it is the dream come true, now one can see through its own eye that Kabaddi-Kabaddi sermons are being chanted by every child in Punjab. Divulging the policy of sports department for the promotion of Kabaddi at international level he said that it was our plan to invite more and more nation for participating in this World Cup.
He said that this effort of the Punjab Government borne fruits as now 18 countries from all the 6 continent in the World Cup. Mr. Badal said that many viewing the glamour and prize money in the Kabaddi World Cup many more nations from all over the world are sending request to play in this World Cup. Mr. Badal assures the public that more than 25 countries would be part of next World Cup. He said that the level of competition has touched new heights because it is yet not clear which team would make it to the semi finals although the league matches are culminating tomorrow.