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ON WINNING OLYMPICS GOLD, PUNJAB HOCKEY PLAYERS WILL GET RS.2.25 CRORE EACH, ANNOUNCES RANA SODHI

July 30, 2021 07:51 PM

REVIEWED THE PERFORMANCE OF PUNJAB YOUTH DEVELOPMENT BOARD, DIRECTED TO SHOT A LETTER TO THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIONS TO UPHOLD THE DIGNITY OF THE OFFICE BEARERS OF THE BOARD, ASKS TO INITIATE ACTION TO INCLUDE BOARD MEMBERS IN THE DISTRICT GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL COMMITTEESM BOARD MEMBERS TASKED TO CHANNELIZE DEFUNCT YOUTH CLUBS OF THE STATE, ANNOUNCES, STATE LEVEL YOUTH FAIR IN NOVEMBER FOR HONOURING YOUNGSTER WITH EXCELLENT WORK, PYDB CHAIRMAN HIGHLIGHTED WORKS DONE BY PUNJAB YOUTH DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, on Friday, announced that the Punjab hockey players participating in the Tokyo Olympics would now get Rs 2.25 crore individually on winning a team gold medal in these coveted games. Earlier, an amount of Rs 2.25 crore was given to the entire team for winning a gold medal.

Addressing the media after presiding over a meeting of Youth Development Board at Punjab Bhawan here, Rana Sodhi said that out of total 20 players from Punjab, 11 players are giving their best in the Indian hockey team competing in Tokyo Olympics. Congratulating the players on their excellent performance, he expressed hope that we are going to win 3 to 4 medals in the Olympics.

Reviewing the performance of the Punjab Youth Development Board, Rana Sodhi directed the Director Sports & Youth Services to issue letters to all the Deputy Commissioners of the state to maintain the dignity of all the office bearers of the Board and invite them to the official district-level function, besides initiating action to include board members in the District Grievance Redressal Committees. He was accompanied by the Chairman of the board Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Binda and Director Sports Mr. D.P.S. Kharbanda.

Reviewing the performance of the Punjab Youth Development Board, Rana Sodhi directed the Director Sports & Youth Services to issue letters to all the Deputy Commissioners of the state to maintain the dignity of all the office bearers of the Board and invite them to the official district-level function, besides initiating action to include board members in the District Grievance Redressal Committees. He was accompanied by the Chairman of the board Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Binda and Director Sports Mr. D.P.S. Kharbanda.

The Cabinet Minister also entrusted the office bearers and members of the board with the responsibility of channelizing defunct youth clubs in villages and urban areas, saying that they should visit villages and establish one to one contact with the people especially youngsters so that the grievances of the people could be addressed at the earliest. The Minister said that review of their performance in this regard will be gauged in next monthly meeting.

Rana Sodhi also discussed some important issue at length and width such as distribution of sports kits to youngsters to promote sports culture and health awareness, future plans of stadiums in the state, involvement of youth directly with board through Social Media, bestowing appreciation certificates to corona warriors for relentless their services during COVID times etc.

Highlighting the works done by the Punjab Youth Development Board during COVID times, Mr. Bindra apprised that board has launched COVID Helpline for Youth (95772-00003) besides distributing more than 2500 Certified PPE Kits and insurance worth Rs.25 lacs to Corona Warriors and installed three Gas Crematorium in Sahnewal with the cost of Rs.25 lacs approximately through CSR Funds.  

 
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