'Khed mela' to reignite passion for sports: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Two-month-long mela will begin from August 29

'Khed mela' to reignite passion for sports: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister, Punjab.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today reviewed the arrangements for two-month-long “Punjab Khed Mela”, which will begin from August 29, the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand.

The CM said, “Hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand has always been a source of inspiration for sportspersons and ‘Punjab Khed Mela’ will reignite a passion for sports among youngsters.”

CM Mann said, “A number of players from the state have done well in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Punjabis, if given a conducive environment, can do wonders in any field.”

He said this khed mela would help in identifying new talent and contribute to building a sporting culture in the state. The CM said more than four lakh people would participate in 28 sporting events, which would be held at the block and the state-level. He said winners would get cash prizes worth Rs 5 crore and there would be special categories for para athletes and 40 plus age group.

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