Hooda announces incentives for sports, police personnel

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Karnal, Oct 21 (UNI) The Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a sum of Rs three crore for the modernisation of Basket Ball and Volley-Ball grounds at Madhuban Police Complex, Rs two crore for Police Welfare Fund and Rs 11 lakh to the Police Sports Promotion Board here.

Mr Hooda, who was addressing the sportspersons after inaugurating the 57th All India Police Games 2008, said a residential plot at Gurgaon would also be given to pugilist Vijender Singh, the Bronze Medal winner in the Beijing Olympics.

A decision to this effect had been taken by the Haryana Cabinet today, he said.

The Chief Minister also handed over the promotion letter to Vijender, who has been promoted to the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in appreciation of his achievement.

The Chief Minister said under the new sports policy implemented in the State, a cash award of Rs 2 crore, Rs 1 crore and Rs. 50 lakh was given to each player of the State who wins Gold medal, Silver medal and Bronze medal respectively at the Olympics.

The State Government had decided to construct sports stadia in each village of the State. As many as 161 rural sports stadia were being constructed presently. An international boxing academy at Bhiwani and a sports complex at Rohtak were also being set up.

With regard to the police force in the state, the Chief Minister said sports persons were being recruited up to the post of DSP's, besides, opening new avenues to the existing police personnel.

As many as 7572 new posts of Police personnel had also been created for the National Capital Region, besides reserving ten percent post for the women. A decision had also been taken to construct 2300 residential units for the police personnel. A new training center was also being constructed at village sunarian, he added.

The Chief Minister also released a Souvenir on this occasion.

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