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Madhya Pradesh Sports Minister praised at meeting of Sports Ministers in Delhi

Bhopal: Union Sports Minister Shri Jitendra Singh has praised Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Sports Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh at a two-day meeting of states’ Sports Ministers in New Delhi today. The Union Minister said that a number of works are being undertaken in Madhya Pradesh to promote sports and sportspersons. Players of Madhya Pradesh have achieved success at national and international level. He congratulated Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh for increasing state’s sports budget to Rs. 100 crore.

At the meeting, consent was given to indoor multipurpose hall at Bhopal under Central Urban Infrastructure Scheme for sports infrastructure construction in the state. It also accorded consent to athletics track at Shahdol. Besides, the Union Minister also assured to provide imported equipment for international-level training to Sports Academies being run in the state. At the meeting, Madhya Pradesh Sports Department was also lauded for successful implementation of PAYKA scheme and exhorted other states to emulate it.
Minister of Sports (independent charge) Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh threw light on schemes being implemented in the state. He informed about “Maa Tujhe Pranam Yojana” implemented to give exposure to states’ youths to military activities on international borders of India and a planned and well managed system has been evolved for helping sportspersons win medals in Olympic-2020.
Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh invited Union Sports Minister Shri Jitendra Singh to inspect state’s Sports Academies, which he accepted.


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