Oct 1- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda today offered the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police to wrestler Sushil Kumar who had won gold medal in World Wrestling Championship in Moscow recently.
The Chief Minister, who was presiding over a function organized by Haryana Olympic Association in Rohtak today, also honoured Olympian Sushil Kumar, his teacher Satpal and coach Yashvir by presenting them with mementoes and shawls.
While speaking on the occasion, he said that the Government was committed to promote sports for which a number of schemes have been implemented. He said that 171 sports stadia, each costing Rs 60 lakh, were being constructed at block level to facilitate youth of rural areas to take keen interest in sports.
Later on, while speaking at the inauguration of old age home in Rohtak, the Chief Minister described the senior citizens as an asset adding that it was the duty of the society and the Government to take care of them and give them facilities. He said that they should be honoured not only on the occasion of International Senior Citizens Day, but on all days around the year. The State Government has decided to confer five awards upon senior citizens every year. Each award carries Rs one lakh in cash and these included Ch. Ranbir Singh Centenarian Award, Mother Teresa Award, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Courage and Bravery Award, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Lifetime Achievement Award and Mahatma Gandhi Panchayat Award.
Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Mrs Geeta Bhukkal said that a number of schemes have been implemented for the welfare of senior citizens.
Various activities like tug of war, musical chair competition and yoga competition were organized for the senior citizens and winners were awarded.
The Chief Minister also attended 43rd death anniversary function of Jain Muni Shri Ramji Lal Maharaj at Vaish Dharamshala, Rohtak.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Member Parliament, Mr Deepender Hooda, MP Mr Shadi Lal Batra, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Virender, MLAs of the area, President of Haryana Olympic Association, Mr P.V. Rathee and senior officers of the State Government.