Chandigarh, December 22 – Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that the State Government has offered jobs to the medal winners of Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
The Chief Minister, who was replying to the questions of media persons after honouring medal winners of Asian Games at a State level function in Panchkula near here today, said that among these players, who were desirous of serving the State Government have been asked to submit their bio-datas and they would be provided suitable jobs in view of their qualifications and achievement in sports.
In reply to a question that whether the sports policy of the State had benefitted the sportspersons, the Chief Minister said that the State Government has focused on three aspects in the sports policy, which included strengthening of sports infrastructure, hunt for hidden talent and ensuring secure future of the sportspersons.
Earlier, while honouring medal winners and participants of Asian Games and also medal winners of Youth Olympic Games and Paralympics Asian Games at a State level function in Panchkula near here today, announced that the State Government has decided to provide sports infrastructure in 1000 villages per year.
He said that 11 more sports academies would be set up in the State as a part of the drive to provide better facilities to sportspersons. While referring to the construction of sports stadia in rural areas, he said that 124 stadia had already been constructed for which ground managers and ground men would soon be appointed. More such stadia would be constructed.
Also, sports scholarships of Rs 10 crore would be given to 5,000 players under Play-for-India campaign. He also disclosed that Chak De Haryana-Chak De India programme would continue and gold medal winner of Olympic Games would be given a cash prize of Rs two crore and silver medal winner would get Rs one crore and Rs 50 lakh would be given to bronze medal winner in Olympic Games.
Mr Hooda said that under the Sports and Physical Aptitude Test (SPAT), 80,000 children had got their names registered and now 20 lakh children were expected to take part.
He credited the achievements of the players to their hardwork and also appreciated the contribution of their parents. He added that the Government could only create congenial atmosphere for promotion of sports, but it was up to the sportspersons to give his best in the playground.
Mr Hooda complimented the players who had won medals in Asian Games as Haryana’s players had won 31 medals including 13 gold, nine silver and nine bronze.
Earlier, Minister of State for Sports Mr Gopal Kanda said that under the able leadership of Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the State has excelled not only in sports, but also in various other fields.
The Chief Minister honoured the gold medal winners of Asian Games with a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh, silver medal winners were given Rs 15 lakh each and bronze medal winners Rs 10 lakh each.
The gold medal winners of Asian Games are Vikas Yadav (Boxing-man 60 Kg), Vijender Singh (Boxing-man-75 kg), Kaptan Singh (Kabaddi-man), Samarjeet (Kabaddi-man), Jagdeep Singh (Kabaddi-man), Sonu Narwal (Kabaddi-man), Jasmer Gulia (Kabaddi-man),Jasmer (Kabaddi-man), Anup (Kabaddi-man), Manjeet (Kabaddi-man), Manisha (Kabaddi-woman), Sanam Krishan Singh (Lawn Tennis), Kavita Dangi (Kabaddi-woman).
Silver medal winners included Balraj Yadav (Sailing (Open Match Racing Team), Gagan Narang (two silver medals in Shooting-man 10 meter Air Rifle Pistol team & Individual), Sanjeev Rajput (Shooting-man 10 meter Air Rifle Pistol team), Dinesh Kumar (Boxing-man-81 kg), Abhinav Lohan (Golf Men Team), Annuraj Singh (Shooting-woman 10 meters Air Pistol), Anil Kumar (two silver medals in Rowing (Men’s 8 & Men’s 4).
Bronze medal winners are Sanam Krishan Singh (Lawn Tennis Doubles & Team), Krishna Punia (Athletic-Women’s Discus Throw), Parmjeet Samota (Boxing-man -91+ kg), Sandeep Singh (Hockey-man), Sardara Singh (Hockey-man), Bharat Chikkara (Hockey-man), Kavita Goyat (Boxing-women 69-75 Kg), Mausam Khatri (Wrestling-man Freestyle 96 Kg), Ravinder (Wrestling-man Greco Roman 60 Kg).
The participants of Asian Games 2010 who will also be honoured on this occasion included Sandeep (Athletic men’s 1500 meter), Rajender Singh (Athletic-men’s Javelin Throw), Om Parkash (Athletics-Man Shot Put), Dharambir (Athletics-200 metres), Sunil (Athletics-5000 metres, 10,000 metres), Bhartinder Singh (Athletics-decathlon), Dilbag (Boxing-man-69 kg), Preeti Beniwal (Boxing-women 56-60 kg), Sombir (Cycling-man), Vinod Malik (Cycling-man), Satbir (Cycling-man) Shamsher (Handball-man), Deepak Ahlawat (Handball-man), Amit (Handball-man), Gurmail Kaur (Handball-woman), Jasjeet Kaur (Hockey-woman), Surender Kaur (Hockey-woman), Joydeep Kaur (Hockey-woman), Ritu Rani (Hockey-woman), Rani (Hockey-woman), Poonam Rani (Hockey-woman), Deepika Thakur (Hockey-woman), Deepak Sharma (Shooting-man Men’s 25m Standard Pistol), Harpreet Singh (Shooting-man Men’s 25m Center Fire Pistol), Anisa Sayeed (Shooting-woman), Sanjay (Volleyball-man), Sube Singh (Volleyball-man), Vinod (Wrestling-man Freestyle 55 kg), Ramvir (Wrestling-man Freestyle 84 kg), Dharminder Dalal (Wrestling-man Greco Roman 120 kg), Rajiender (Wrestling-man Greco Roman 55 kg), Sanjay (Wrestling-man Greco Roman 74 kg), Manoj (Wrestling-man Greco Roman 84 kg), Anil (Wrestling-man Greco Roman 96 kg), Nirmala Bura (Wrestling-woman Freestyle 48 kg), Geeta (Wrestling-woman Freestyle 55 kg), Suman Kundu (Wrestling-woman Freestyle 63 kg), Davinder Singh Khandewal (Rowing), Anil Mehrolia (Rowing), Sunil Rathee (Karate), Sunil Kumar (Basketball), Sachin Chaudhary (Handball), Sandeep Kundu (Taekwondo), Jaswant (Taekwondo), Ajit Singh (Kanae Kayak), Meena Kumari (Shooting), Preeti (Handball), Rahul Tanwar (Shooting), Jatender Medla (Soft Tennis), Ravinder Balhara (Wuahu), Sunil (Taekwondo).
The coaches of gold medal winners in Asian Games got Rs three lakh and Rs two lakh were given to the coaches of silver medal winners and Rs one lakh to the coaches of bronze medal winners. The coaches who are honoured included Mr Anil Mann, Mr Satpal, Mr Phull Kumar, Mr Gurmel Singh, Mr Bikram Jit Singh, Mr Jagdish Malik, Mr Virender Punia, Mr Inder Pal Singh, Mr Samresh Jang, Mr Karan Bindra, Mr Jagdish Singh, Mr S.S. Thate, Mr Stanislav Lapidus, Mr Diputi Ram, Mrs Jagmati, Mr Narender Deshwal, Mr Narayan Singh, Mr Randhir Singh, Mr Amar Singh Yadav, Mr Balwan Singh, Mr Surender Gulia, Master Wazir Singh, Mr Nir Guliya, Mr Ram Mehar, Mr Chhaju Ram and Mr Jagdish Singh.
Mr Hooda also honoured those six players of the State who have won medals in the Youth Olympic Games held at Singapore and Paralympics Asian Games held in China in the year 2010 and brought laurels to the State and the country. Among the medal winners of Youth Olympic Games, Pooja Dhanda of Hisar was honoured with a cash prize of Rs 7.50 lakh for winning silver medal in wrestling; Vikash Krishna of Bhiwani was given Rs 7.50 lakh for winning silver in boxing and Satyavarta of Rohtak got Rs five lakh for winning bronze medal in wrestling.
In case of medal winners of Paralympics Asian Games, Deepa Malik of Sonepat was given a cash prize of Rs one lakh for winning bronze in Javelin Throw; Amit Saroha also of Sonepat got Rs two lakh for winning silver in Discus Throw and Parshant Karmarkar of Bhiwani was given Rs 1.50 lakh for winning two bronze medals in swimming.