Hooda congratulates players for winning medals for India in Commonwealth Games
Hooda congratulates players for winning medals: The former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday congratulated the players from India, who have won medals by performing brilliantly in the Commonwealth Games.
Hooda was the chief guest in a ceremony. He honored DSP Pradeep Khatri for winning a silver medal. Khatri won the silver medal in the World Police Games. The World Police Games was held in Ismaila village.
Hooda took part in the Shravani Havan program organized for Varun Arya. He made a world record in yoga, This world record was made at his residence in Paksama village.
He went on to comment on Indian players’ performance in the Commonwealth Games. Hooda said that all the players have lived up to the expectations of the country and made India proud. His joy was doubled by the wonderful performance of sportspersons from Haryana.
He was addressing a press conference when he talked about Haryana. He said that this time also the contribution of the youth of Haryana knocks the highest in the medal tally.
“In such a situation, the government should not leave any stone unturned in the honor and respect of the players. The government should reinstate the policy of appointing sportspersons to the post of DSP, made during the Congress government,” he added.
Hooda informed that the policy of ‘Padak Lao-Pad Pao’was formulated by his government. Under this policy, the players were given a cash prize of up to ₹5 crores.
“Competitions like SPAT were started at the school level to find and hone talent. The result of all these efforts is that the whole world is recognizing the contribution of Haryana, which has a small population. Out of India’s 38 gold medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, 22 of them were won by Haryana players alone.”
“The Congress government went on to build stadiums to promote sports infrastructure in every village. But the present government has left them at God’s will. Far from providing coaching and sports equipment there, these premises are not even cleaned,” he added.