Chak Kalan to be developed as model village : Meet Hayer : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Chak Kalan (Nakodar), August 10

Paying tribute to Shaheed Kartar Singh Babbar in his home village, Minister of Sports and Higher Education, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said Chak Kalan will be developed as a model village with full facilities including a playground , model schools and improved university infrastructure.

The minister announced that playgrounds would be established in villages across the state, which would further promote sports culture in the state. These facilities will also go a long way in improving Punjab’s tally at the national level in sports.

After garlanding the statue of Shaheed Kartar Singh Babbar, the minister addressing those gathered to commemorate the 84th shahedi samagam, says the government is focusing on boosting sports culture so that budding sportsmen can get laurels nationally and internationally. “It is a great pride for all of us as our players performed well at the Commonwealth Games winning several medals in their respective games. It is high time to promote sports and we have already drawn up a detailed plan to develop playgrounds in rural areas of the state to ensure better opportunities to excel in sports,” he said. added.

The Minister announced that 25 playgrounds would be developed in the villages of the Nakodar assembly constituency during the first phase, including football, basketball, volleyball, badminton and other sports.

Bowing to the request of MP Inderjit Kaur Mann, the minister also announced that another Suwidha Kendra would be donated to Nakodar region at a suitable location, besides the existing infrastructure of Government College Nakodar would also be upgraded.

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