Himachal Pradesh state government is mulling on plans for a new comprehensive sports policy aimed at nurturing talent and providing enhanced support to the athletes in the state.
Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh said here on Monday that the state government was dedicated to raise the stature of sports in the state.
“To provide adequate resources and facilities to the sportspersons of the state is imperative, and our government is determined to enable budding athletes to sharpen their skills and excel in their respective disciplines to achieve this goal, a new Sports Policy is in the pipeline,” said Sukhu.
One of the pivotal aspects of the proposed sports policy revolves around substantially increasing the prize money awarded to athletes who bring glory to Himachal on the International stage, he said.
He added that this move will not only incentivize excellence but also recognize and reward the relentless efforts of athletes who represent the state on a global platform.
Plans to augment infrastructure and enhance facilities across the state underscore the state government’s steadfast dedication to create an enabling environment for athletes to thrive. Numerous sports personalities from Himachal have showcased their prowess at the International level and the government was committed to further bolster their endeavours, said the Chief Minister.
The envisaged Sports Policy is a proactive approach towards nurturing talent, fostering sporting excellence, and positioning Himachal as a hub for athletic prowess, said Sukhu.