3-month sporting extravaganza Khedan Vatan Punjab Diyan concludes
Ludhiana, November 17
With the promise to satisfy once more subsequent yr, curtain falls for the Khedan Vatan Punjab Diyan as Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann vowed to revive the pristine glory of state in sports activities. The three-month lengthy sporting extravaganza culminated after a formidable perform at Guru Nanak Stadium right here at this time.
The video games had been organised by the State Sports activities Division below the auspices of Sports activities and Youth Providers, Punjab, to recognise the expertise of sportspersons and encourage the youth to take an lively half in sports activities.
Competitions in 29 sports activities disciplines for girls and boys U-14, 17 and 21 years in addition to for women and men 21-40 years and above 40 years had been carried out in three phases (block, district and state degree) throughout these video games which had been held at totally different venues throughout the state.
Addressing the gathering, after digitally transferring money quantity value Rs 6.85 crore within the financial institution accounts of 9,961 gamers who bagged medals throughout these video games, the CM congratulated all of the gamers for his or her stupendous success.
An quantity of Rs 10,000 was transferred in account of gold medal winners, Rs 7,000 to the silver medalists and Rs 5,000 to the bronze medal winners.
The CM mentioned that these video games could be held yearly to advertise sporting exercise in each nook and nook of the state. He felicitated the groups of Patiala (202 gold medals), Ludhiana (133 gold medals) and Mohali (123 gold medals) for securing general first, second and third place, respectively.
He additionally honoured 9 districts particularly Amritsar, Barnala, Faridkot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Ropar, Mohali and Sangrur for efficiently organising the video games. Mann congratulated Sports activities Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer for the sleek completion of video games.
In the meantime, Commonwealth Video games medallist Vikas Thakur handed over the video games flag to the Chief Minister who gave it to the Sports activities Division for organising the video games yearly.
The spotlight of the night was an exhibition kabaddi match that was appreciated by the spectators.
On the event, a formidable video concerning the sporting extravaganza accompanied by the magnificent conventional dance ‘giddha’ and ‘bhangra’ enthralled the viewers and compelled them to faucet their toes.