Faridkot: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said “world class arrangements” have been put in place at Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS) in order to train budding players with a view to make Punjab the “sports powerhouse of the country”.
Speaking on the occasion of Baba Fakar Dass memorial Kabaddi cup in Dhimawali village here, Badal said the state government would bear educational and training expenses of the players receiving training at PIS.
“An agreement has also been inked with a prominent university of Australia to provide training in different sports disciplines to these players in order to enable them to compete at world level,” he said.
The Deputy Chief Minister said projects worth Rs 35,000 crore have been conceived for infrastructure development in more than 12,000 villages of Punjab.
“With a view to providing medical facilities to the common people, the Punjab government is in the process of opening 2,600 free medicine shops in the villages,” he said.
The Deputy Chief Minister also announced Rs 10 lakh for developing stadium in Dhimawali, Rs 20 lakh for development projects of the village and Rs 15 lakh for the purpose of concretising open space at the grain market of the village.
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