Jalandhar. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann confirmed off his volleyball skills on Monday (August 29, 2022) on the opening day of a ‘Khedan Watan Punjab Dian’ sporting occasion right here. After inaugurating the two-month sporting occasion, Mann performed a volleyball recreation for round 10-Quarter-hour at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium right here. Mann, who used to play capturing volleyball, tried his hand at a smashing match of volleyball on the occasion.
With his safety personnel standing exterior the volleyball court docket, Mann, wearing a tracksuit and a backwards cap, positioned himself within the heart and confirmed off his enjoying prowess.
Later, children who performed with the chief minister mentioned they had been amazed at his skills on the pitch.
Mann Sahab on the pitch
“He played really well,” one volleyball participant mentioned of Mann’s efficiency.
Earlier, the CM inaugurated the sports occasion ‘Khedan Watan Punjab Dian’.
Addressing a rally after the inauguration, Mann mentioned greater than 4 lakh gamers in six age teams are anticipated to compete within the state-level block competitions in 28 sports classes.
He mentioned state-level winners will obtain money prizes totaling Rs 6 crore, and added that these video games will likely be an annual characteristic of the state’s sports calendar.
“I am delighted to see Punjab happy and the youth in sports,” mentioned the CM, who was accompanied by his spouse on the occasion.
The state authorities has been working laborious to advertise sports throughout the state and channel the power of younger folks in a constructive manner, Mann mentioned.
He mentioned these video games are a great step in that path as they’ll present a platform for avid gamers to point out off their expertise.
Mann claimed that it’s going to additionally assist the state authorities to establish gamers’ strengths and weaknesses, which is able to assist them put together for nationwide and worldwide occasions sooner or later.
Mann mentioned Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, the Punjab Sports Minister, deserves kudos for internet hosting the video games.
It is a superb satisfaction for the entire state that these video games are happening in each nook and cranny of Punjab, he mentioned.
The CM mentioned the Aam Aadmi Party authorities was engaged on an aggressive marketing campaign to provide most variety of educated sportsmen and to have extra Punjabi gamers in Indian contingents for worldwide occasions.
Punjab is filled with sporting expertise and the state authorities will spare no effort to allow gamers to compete and win Olympic medals for India, he mentioned.
He additionally remembered hockey magician Major Dhyan Chand on his birthday and instructed younger gamers to be impressed by the hockey legend on that day.
He assured gamers that they’d profit from state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-class services.