Achievements of Punjab

Sports

Achievements (2007-12)

  • Rs. 200 crore spent on up-gradation of Sports infrastructure
  • Set up 6 Astroturf hockey stadiums, 7 multi-purpose stadiums, Sports complex at Mohali, Punjab Institute of Sports at Ghudda & International Sports hostel
  • Successful conduct of three World Cup Kabaddi Tournaments in 2010, 11 & 12 promotes Kabaddi, mother game of Punjabis globally
  • First ever Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Punjab State games organized.
  • 5000 Rural gyms and 9000 Sports Kits worth Rs. 22 crore distributed amongst youth
  • Implemented Comprehensive Sports policy
  • Rs. 9.81 crore cash prize to medal winners of Olympic, Asian and Commonwealth Games
  • Rs.1 crore for World Cup winner Indian cricket team’s members from Punjab
  • 3 percent quota for sports persons in government jobs
  • 10 eminent sports persons given category 'A' jobs

Achievements (2012-17)

  • A whopping Rs. 91 crore provision for up-grading various sports facilities
  • Rs.40 crore for centres of excellence in sports besides arranging quality international and national coaches for medal prospects.
  • Rs.27 crore for creation as well as upgradation of sports facilities in Jalandhar.
  • Rs.13 crore for Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) scheme for developing play grounds in 1233 villages.
  • Rs.1.75 crore for scholarship to 2200 sports persons of 13 disciplines on the grading lists of Punjab Sports Department. Players below 16 years and above 16 years to get Rs.500 and Rs.1000 per month respectively.
  • 2nd Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh State Games to be organized during the current year.
  • Punjab to establish Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Centre of excellence in Sports in Mohali with 4 regional campuses at Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar at a cost of Rs.100 crore.
  • 2000 sports persons would be selected for these training centres and be provided quality training.
  • Multi Gyms and Sports kits in large numbers to be provided to the youth throughout the state for creating health consciousness besides encouraging them for sports.
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