DELHI, JULY 8: Punjab is all set to host 4th world cup Kabaddi Tournament in the month of November this year. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab today here at his residence said that all formalities were completed by the Punjab Sports Department to
hold the 4th edition of World Cup Kabaddi 2013, in which 25 nations would be participating for record prize money in a fortnight long sports festival.
Mr. Badal said that strict NADA anti doping guidelines would be implemented in the tournament and He said that Punjab has given Kabbadi an International Status and now
Punjab is promoting Kabaddi in countries of Europe, Africa, USA, Australia and other non representative sub-continents to make its claim strong for Olympics. He said that the Government was already taking up this issue with International Olympic Committee for making efforts to include this game in 2020 Olympics.
Mr. Badal laying emphasis on the development of Sports Culture in the state said that a record provision of Rs. 91 crore has been made in the current budget and Rs. 13 crore has been set aside for developing play grounds in 1233 villages. He said that 2200 sportspersons would be graded and would get monthly scholarship of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000
Mr. Badal said that Punjab Government has already finalized the plan to establish Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Center of Excellence in Sports at Mohali with 4 regional campuses at Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar at the cost of Rs. 100 crore, in which 2000 budding sportspersons would be selected for training.
He said that Punjab Government has introduced 3% Sports quota in the Government jobs to attract Punjabi youth towards sports and many sports personality were given jobs as per their level of performance.