Will make Punjab sporting powerhouse, says minister

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 5

Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi interacted with nine budding players, who have been identified for high-level training and facilities, and assured them of complete support from the government.

The players are Utkarsh (archery), Lalit Jain (archery), Devinder Singh Kang (javelin throw), Arshdeep Singh Junior (javelin), Raj Singh Rana Junior (javelin), Tanvir Singh (shot put), Twinkle Chaudhary (athletics), Gurinder Vir Singh (athletics) and Lovepreet Singh (athletics).

“The plan to make Punjab a sporting powerhouse is already being implemented with ‘Catch-them-young’, our guiding motto. Many youngsters have been identified and the department has started talent scouting at the grassroots. Top coaches are being roped in to hone their talent and prepare them for big leagues,” said Sodhi.

“We will take care of finances and logistics for the players. A detailed programme has been already shared with the Sports Minister,” said DPS Kharbanda, Director, Sports, Punjab.

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