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Punjab Government to open 260 sports nurseries in first phase: Meet Hayer

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 29, 2024 06:30 PM

Applications invited for recruitment of sports supervisors and coaches by March 10
CHANDIGARH: Out of the 1000 sports nurseries to be established by the Punjab Government under the new sports policy, 260 nurseries are being set up in the first phase for which applications have been invited for the recruitment of sports supervisors and coaches by March 10.

Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that to create a sports culture in Punjab and build a structure for sportsmen at the village level under the new sports policy made on the guidelines of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann, a Sports Nursery is being built in every 4-5 km radius.

The Sports Minister said that earlier it was proposed to open 205 nurseries in the first phase, regarding which an advertisement was also given for recruitment. After this, several players and related persons approached and demanded to open more nurseries. Apart from this, there was a strong demand to include games which were not included in the first phase. He said that appreciating the sentiments of the people, now the sports department is going to open 260 Sports Nurseries in the first phase of the session of 2024-25, for which the details have been put on the department’s website by issuing a revised advertisement.

Meet Hayer said that 260 coaches and 26 supervisors are being recruited for 260 Sports Nurseries. Releasing the sport-wise details, he said that in terms of coaches for the sports nurseries, 58 for Athletics, 22 each for Hockey and Volleyball, 20 each for Wrestling and Badminton, 15 each for Football, Boxing and Basketball, 12 for Kabaddi, 10 each for Archery and Swimming , 5-5 for Weightlifting and Judo, 4-4 for Gymnastics, Rowing and Cycling, 3-3 for Handball, Wushu and Cricket, 2-2 for Kho Kho, Fencing, Tennis and Table Tennis, 1 coach each for Kickboxing and Netball is being recruited.

The Minister further said that in the area where a particular sport is more popular and the numbers of players of the respective sport are more, the nursery of the same sport is being set up. He said that after the success of the Khedan Watan Punjab Diyan, the department has data about which sport is more popular in which area.

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