- An honorarium of Rs 2.5 crore is given to the player who brings a gold medal in the Olympic Games from Punjab. At the same time, 1.5 crores are given to the silver winner and 1 crore rupees to the player who wins the bronze medal.
In Punjab, including Mohali, the government is trying to throw full force to connect the youth with sports. Good grounds for the players, coaches for getting practice, and their food is being taken care of. But as soon as the youth becomes proficient in the game, except Punjab, he starts playing from those states, where the prize money is more. Player migration remains the biggest challenge for the sports department. The department is continuously making efforts to eliminate this scope.
The Punjab government has built stadiums in every city to groom the players. Coaches have been appointed. From time to time the sports department organizes tournaments etc. The sports department provides facilities to the players who perform well by getting selected for their wing.
According to officials, the players who come to the stadium to practice are given a dose of Rs 100 per day by the department. The players selected at the national level are given the facility of living with a diet of Rs 200 per day. Apart from these facilities, another financial assistance is also given, so that the player can play in the field without worry. Regrettably, all these facilities are lost when these players leave their home state and choose to play from those states which gives them more prize money.
Players who win medals get this amount
An honorarium of Rs 2.5 crore is given to the player who brings a gold medal in the Olympic Games from Punjab. At the same time, 1.5 crores are given to the silver winner and 1 crore rupees to the player who wins the bronze medal. On the other hand, the sportsperson who wins gold in the Olympics is honored by the Haryana government by giving Rs 6 crore, silver fetcher 4 crores, and bronze winner Rs 2.5 crore.
All the facilities are provided by us to the youth interested in sports, with the help of which he becomes a player. But all our efforts fail when players start playing from other states in the greed of prize money. Kartar Singh, Joint Director, Sports Department, Punjab.