Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 18
Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Wednesday announced that around 2,400 sportspersons would be given cash prizes within next two months.
The winners of national and international acclaim, who brought laurels between the year 2017 to till date will also be accorded with cash prizes, said the minister.
The department has enough funds for the distribution of prize money to the beneficiaries, including 2,339 national and international level sportspersons from the year 2007 to 2015 and the process to distribute cash prizes to these players will be initiated soon, he said.
Booklets exhibiting salient features of the Punjab Sports Policy such as cash prizes, reservation for sportspersons in government jobs, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Awards, etc. would be disbursed in schools to motivate the youth towards sports, he added.