PLAYERS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING THE GAMES CAN APPLY ON www.khedanwatanpunjabdia.com
FIVE NEW GAMES INCLUDED IN SECOND EDITIONS OF SPORTING EXTRAVAGANZA
Patiala, August 15:
In order to encourage sports in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Tuesday launched the online registration portal www.khedanwatanpunjabdia.com for the players aspiring to take part in these games commencing from 29th of this month.
Addressing the gathering during the state level function to mark Independence Day, the Chief Minister said that the first edition of the Khedan Watan Punjab Dian organized last year by the state government had got a major response from the people. He said that it is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that in this mega event more than three lakh players have participated in different six age groups. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that these players have participated in various competitions from block to the state level in 30 sports categories.
The Chief Minister said that this year also the sports extravaganza will commence from August 29 for which the players can apply online on this portal for their participation. He said that this year five new games including Cycling, Equestrian, Rugby, Wushu and Volleyball Shooting have been added in these games which are a humble effort of the state government to encourage the sports. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the state government has been making all out efforts for promoting sports across the state to channelize the unbounded energy of youth in a positive manner.
The Chief Minister further said that these games are a right step towards this direction as they are providing a platform to the players for showcasing their talent. Bhagwant Singh Mann asserted that these games will also help the state government to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the players which will be beneficial for grooming them for the national and international events in future. He further said that the state government is leaving no stone unturned to popularize sports in the state as it can play a key role in progress of the state and prosperity of its people.