Patiala, August 17:
Punjab Sports Minister Mr. Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer today held a meeting with Patiala MLAs and all the high level civil officials to review the preparations regarding the Punjab Khed Mela-2022, which is being organized by the Sports Department under the theme of ‘Khedan Watan Punjab Deyan’.
Chairing the meeting at District Administrative Complex Patiala, the sports minister Mr. Meet Hayer shared the good news with Patialviz and said that a tender of Rs 30 lakh has been issued for the renovation of Raja Bhalinder Singh Sports Complex Polo Ground in Patiala.
Sports Minister Mr. Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that as part of the commitment to restore the lost glory of Punjab in sports, the Punjab Government under the able guidance of CM Bhagwant Singh Mann and the sports department has drawn up the theme of ‘Khedan Watan Punjab Deyan’ and the sportsmen who want to participate in the sports fair can register themselves on the portal www.punjabkhedmela2022.in till August 25.
He said that for the first time in Punjab, the database will be prepared according to the age group and sport of the sportsmen with the online registration of this sports fair. The Punjab Sports Fair which is being organized from block to state level will start with the opening ceremony on the occasion of National Sports Day on August 29, the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand.
Sports Minister Mr. Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that the age group will be under 14, under 17, under 21, 21-40 years, 40-50 years and above 50 years. The sports fair will also have competitions for para sports players. He said that the state level gold, silver and bronze medal winners will get Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 and certificates. A total prize money of Rs 6 crore will be distributed. The sports minister said that all the winning players will be covered in the state’s gradation policy.
On this occasion MLAs Ajitpal Singh Kohli, Dr Balbir Singh and Gurlal Ghanour, Principal Secretary of Sports Department Raj Kamal Chaudhary, Director Rajesh Dhiman, Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney, all SDMs, DSO Shashwat Rajdan, eminent sportspersons who have won laurals for the country in national and international sports, senior officials of various departments were also present.