Sports Department invites applications for cash awards to players and coaches

Punjabenews: Punjab Sports Department has invited applications for awarding cash prizes to sportspersons and coaches of Punjab who won medals during the year 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Disclosing this information in a press communiqué , Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab is taking myriad of steps to make Punjab a leading state in the country. Under this mission, new sports policy to be implemented and cash awards to players as well as to coaches will be given to honour their achievements and motivate them for further competitions.

He said that earlier, players and coaches have been deprived of cash prizes, but under the Bhagwant Mann government, the sports department has now sought application to give them their due rights. The sports minister said that the remaining tournaments are also being included in the new sports policy so that no player will be deprived of the cash prize those have brought laurels to the state.

The Sports Minister further informed that the applications have been invited from the Punjab players, those won medals at state, national and international levels and Coaches of medal winning players at the Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games or World Championships, for the period from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 and from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022, for cash prizes. The last date to apply is 6th March 2023.

Director Sports Amit Talwar said that the list of tournaments regarding cash prize policy, cash prize amount, eligibility and performa for application form is available on the department’s website www.pbsports.punjab.gov.in.

He said that the eligible players and coaches should send their application in the prescribed perfroma to the concerned District Sports Officer along with their self-attested certificates by March 6, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be entertained.