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Punjab to honour its sportspersons; to boost sports' culture

In order to promote sports in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has offered Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medalists gazetted posts and cash awards. In addition, the state government is planning to set up a sports school in each district. Taking a cue from Haryana and going a step further, the Punjab government has announced that the Asian Games gold, silver and bronze winners will be presented with a cash award of Rs 26 lakh, Rs 16 lakh and Rs 11 lakh each, respectively. The Commonwealth Games’ medalists will get Rs 16 lakh (gold medalists), Rs 11 lakh (silver) ...