Chandigarh: Former Indian Hockey captain, Rajbir Kaur joined Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of party’s state leadership, on Thursday in Chandigarh. Addressing the media, Rajbir said that there is a dire need to uplift the standards of sports in Punjab that have worsened in last few years because of government’s apathy. She also raised the issue of minimum amount of pension and lack of government help to sportspersons in Punjab. Sanjay Singh, welcoming the new entrant in the party fold said that Rajbir will play a vital role in drafting policies for sportspersons in the future. It is pertinent to mention that Rajbir Kaur, an Arjuna awardee, is the only Indian women’s hockey player who represented India in four consecutive Asian games held in 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994. She has been honoured by many organisations for her achievements in the field of Hockey.
Questions Punjab Government on ‘poor’ sports conditions
Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party questioned Punjab government over ‘deteriorating’ situation of sports in the state, on Thursday. State leadership of AAP, under Sanjay Singh, Party’s Punjab incharge and Sucha Singh Chottepur, Convenor of Punjab raised serious concerns over poor sports facilities and targeted state government for bringing the graph of sports down enormously as compared to that of neighbouring Haryana. Taking a jibe at Sukhbir Badal, MP from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann, said that If Sukhbir Badal claims that Akali government has done a lot in promoting sports in Punjab then what is the reason that no one from Punjab could win even a single medal at any international level competitions in last few years.DP
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