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New sports nurseries will play an important role in putting Punjab on the sports map: Meet Hayer

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 13, 2024 04:53 PM

CHANDIGARH: The new Sports Nurseries that are going to be established in the state will play an important role in bringing Punjab back on the Sports map. Under the leadership of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann, the work of setting up 1000 nurseries to be established under the new sports policy of the State Government, has started.

Divulging the details, Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that out of 1000 Sports Nurseries, 205 are to be established in the first phase. The process has been started for the recruitment of 21 supervisors and 205 coaches for 205 nurseries of 14 sports. He said that with the establishment of sports nurseries, the level of sports will be raised at the ground level. For a sports nursery, 60 players will be given a diet at the rate of Rs. 50 per day in addition to the facility of a coach by the sports department.

The Sports Minister further said that applications for the recruitment of 21 supervisors and 205 coaches have been invited till February 25. He said that out of 14 sports, 58 coaches for Athletics, 48 for Football, 35 for Volleyball, 22 for Hockey, 12 for Kabaddi, 9 for Handball, 7 for Wrestling, 4 both for Kho-Kho and Basketball, 2 for weightlifting and 1 coach each is to be recruited for Boxing, Fencing, Kick Boxing and Netball. He said that in the next phase, more nurseries will be established in which the remaining Sports will also be included.

Meet Hayer said that the exclusive aspect of the new sports policy was the establishment of Sports Nurseries, which will bring out the talent of sportspersons at the grassroots level. He said that the age limit for submitting the application form is 18 to 45 years for the supervisor and 18 to 37 years for the coach. The supervisor will be paid Rs. 50000 per month and the coach will be paid Rs. 25000 per month. More information and details about eligibility for recruitment etc. can be seen on the website of the department

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