Sukhbir for giving enhance to Indo-Pak games
LAHORE/CHANDIGARH: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal these days stressed upon the need to have for providing a large-increase to Indo-Pak Games to restore the pre-eminence of Asian Countries in the Sports arena. Speaking at the prize distribution function of Asia Kabaddi Cup right here right now, Badal mentioned that there was urgent want to organize games between the teams of Eastern and Western Punjab much more regularly to give exposure to budding players and nurture them for international knowledge.
Badal stated that time has come that Asian countries would have to chalk out a collective approach to hone the talent of its budding players so that we can prepare them for reduce throat international competitions. Dwelling upon measures taken by Punjab Government to boost sports culture in the state, Badal mentioned that throughout final five years 14 stadiums at the cost of Rs. 214 crore have been built and most modern day sports infrastructure supplied to the players.
He said that he was focusing on the conventional games of Kabaddi, Hockey and Football as these games have been least high-priced games and were fairly common amongst the village youth. He mentioned that by chanellising the energy of youth in the games, we can distract them from the drug addiction.
Underlining the require for mutual exchange system of expert coaches between two Punjabs, Badal said that Eastern and Western Punjab should collectively function out an exchange plan of sharing expert coaches and delivering solutions of such coaches to each other to get greatest talent from the rural belts. Congratulating the Pakistan team on winning Asian Cup Kabaddi, Badal mentioned that in Indo-Pak games, whosoever wins it is the Punjab that wins.
He gave away prize of Rs. 15 lakh to the winning group and ten Lakh to the Runners up Indian Kabaddi group. Earlier in a thrilling match defeated India by 37-32, Sri Lanka got the third position whereas Iran was on the fourth position. Rana Mohammad Iqbal, Speaker Punjab Assembly also spoke on the occasion.