Haryana rising as sports activities hub: CM

Tribune News Service

Karnal, November 1

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched ‘Khelo Haryana’ mobile app on the occasion of Haryana Day and inauguration of sports meet.

This app will provide information about all games by sitting at home, said the CM, adding that the sportspersons would also get information about the games to be held in coming days also. The app was developed by the Sports Department of the state.

Earlier, chairing the function organised to mark Haryana Day and the sports event at Karan Stadium here, Khattar said the state was growing as a sports hub and its sports policy was connecting youth with games.

The CM also kick started the preparation for the national games under ‘Khelo India’ programme and said this time the games would be held in November 2021 in Panchkula. The CM said the youth should work hard to improve their position from second to first in the national games.

Congratulating locals on Haryana Day and paying tribute to nation’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Khattar administered the oath of national unity to the gathering.

Highlighting the efforts of the state government in the fields of sports, he said: “We have started 525 sports nurseries across the state to connect the youth with sports.”

He said: “We are committed to providing all facilities to our sportspersons so that they shine on the international platform.”

He said they were going to establish four injury centres for the treatment of sportspersons. The work on a centre in Rohtak has been started and will soon begin on the remaining centres.

Meanwhile, the CM also honoured players Atul Kumar, Sandeep Kumar and Gaurav Kumar, who stood first, second and third, respectively, in the 400-metre race organised on the occasion. He also honoured five players —- Muskan, Reena Rani, Sujata, Govind Kumar, Sanju Devi and Sultan —- who brought laurels for the country and the state in international games. The CM also inaugurated ‘wi-fi chaupal’ project through video conferencing and flagged off 40 new tippers and 2 JCBs for cleanliness. These vehicles were purchased under the smart city project by the authorities.

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