ANI Photo | CM Dhami wishes Uttarakhand players participating in 37th National Games in Goa

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday sent best wishes to the players participating from the state in the upcoming 37th National Games, Goa.
The much-anticipated 37th National Games began in Goa on Thursday at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium with a lamp-lighting ceremony by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
However, the official opening ceremony of the 37th National Games will take place on October 26 at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially inaugurate the games.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister distributed sports kits to the players participating in the 37th National Games from the state.
While congratulating the players, Dhami said that all the players will bring glory to Uttarakhand in the national competition with their morale and dedication.
“In the National Games, players will definitely bring glory to Devbhoomi on the strength of their skilled sporting talent. He said that this year the number of sports disciplines and players has increased. The sports culture is continuously developing in the state. The state government is also making every possible effort to develop sports culture in the state,” he said.
The chief minister said that with the aim of increasing the talent in the state, the work of providing sports scholarships to talented and emerging players is going on.
He said that a “new sports policy” has been brought for the promotion of sports and players in the state. To bring interest in the field of sports to the players from the grassroots level, players aged between 14 to 23 years are being given a scholarship of Rs 2000 per month and Rs 10 thousand per year to buy kits for related sports under the “Mukhyamantri Khiladi Protsahan Yojana”.
“Under the ‘Mukhyamantri Udyyaman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana’, a sports scholarship of Rs 1500 per month is being given to the budding players of 8 to 14 years of age. Besides, the ‘Chief Minister Sports Development Fund’ has also been established to provide quick financial benefits to the players as per rules,” he said.
Dhami said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has increased the respect of every player of the state during his visit to Pithoragarh.
“The state government has made arrangements for financial assistance in case of accidents to players while travelling to competitions and training camps. The state government is going to make rules to provide a 5 per cent sports quota for admission to professional courses in universities. Arrangements have been made to provide grants for the construction of sports infrastructure facilities through private sports fields. He said that action will also be taken to re-implement 4 per cent sports quota for employment in state services,” he added

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