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Haryana provides conducive atmosphere for promotion of sports : Haryana CM

Posted on Nov 15, 12:32PM | UNI

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the state government has provided a conducive atmosphere for the promotion of sports in the state and it was the result of State's Sports Policy that the players were bringing laurels to the state in all national and international events.

Mr Hooda was addressing the members of the teams that have won National Wrestling Championship as they called on him at his residence in Delhi today.

Both men and women wrestling teams of Haryana are the winners of 57th National Wrestling Championship in the men's Category and 15th National Wrestling Championship in women's category organised at Nandani Nagar, Uttar Pradesh from November 8 to 11 last.

Mr Hooda congratulated the players of winning teams and gave them best wishes.

He said the players were being given jobs in the State on the basis of their talent and medals won by them.

Apart from this, they were also being honoured and added that all the players either they were from small villages or towns or big cities, ample opportunities or facilities were being provided to them.

He said in the last Olympic Games also, maximum medals were won by players from Haryana and they had made their mark in the whole world. He said sports talent was also being identified in the State through programmes like SPAT.

The Central Government has also appreciated this scheme and efforts were being made to start a similar scheme at National level, he added.

The players of men's team who met the Chief Minister today included, Manoj who bagged first position in the 55 Kg, Ravinder, first position in 60 kg, Amit, third position in 66 kg, Jitender, second position in 74 kg, Somvir, first position in 84 kg, Pravesh, first position in 96 kg, Hitesh, first position in 120 kg and Manoj who bagged first position in 84 kg.

The players of women category who had called on Mr Hooda included, Nirmal who won third position 48 kg, Vinesh, first position in 51 kg, Babita, first position in 55 kg, Shilpi, first position in 59 kg, Gitika, first position in 63 kg, Anita, first position in 67 kg and Kiran who bagged third position in 72 kg.