Chhattisgarh's new sports policy to be announced soon; felicitates 316 sportspersons: Raman Singh
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 01-Sep-2017

Raipur, September 1: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh revealed that new State Sports' Policy will be unveiled in a month's time in State to give a boost to talented sportspersons.

Singh was addressing the gathering on the auspicious occasion of Hockey wizard Dhyanchand Jayanti celebrated as National Sports Day in the entire country. He added that for the past several years the citizens had been awaiting for new Sports Policy.
 
The State Government had consulted various sports' organizations and senior sportspersons and formulated the policy. He called upon the budding sports stars to start preparations for participating in the Olympics.

He revealed salient details of the new Sports Policy to be launched soon. The policy will give a boost to the sports and games being played in far-flung regions Bastar and Surguja districts. The awards' money will also be increased manifold. Academies will be established for various sports. Talented sportspersons will be spotted at the gram panchayats and school colleges-level, districts and divisions and will be provided with hostel facilities.

On this occasion, CM Raman Singh felicitated 316 sportspersons with awards and citations. About 241 sportspersons were given cash awards.

He launched a book giving detailed sketches of the talented sportspersons. He said that the State citizens are waiting for the day when sportspersons will earn Gold at the Olympics and will arrive in the State. It may be mentioned that the State Sports Ceremony is being held in the State since 2004 in the august presence of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh.