Recognising importance of sports in students’ lives, the Government of Punjab has decided to teach sports as a subject from class I. The proposal has been approved by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
The Government wants young children to take up sports and groom their talent in sports. The step will enhance their passion for sports at a young age.
The Chief Minister has appealed to the schools, universities and colleges to utilise the outstanding sports infrastructure of the State.
The sports department had a review meeting in which a decision was taken regarding the process to be in place for the health insurance for the sports veterans.
The State will also review the cash rewards for the sportsmen who win medals in the international matches.
The Chief Minister ordered the administration to re-evaluate the the cash rewards to sports persons who win medals in the international sports events like Olympics, the Commonwealth and Asian Games.