States Current Affairs – 2017

Haryana government announces yoga guru Ramdev its brand ambassador

Haryana government has announced yoga guru Ramdev as its brand ambassador.

By appointing the yoga guru as its brand ambassador state aims to promote yoga and Ayurveda in the state.

It was announced by Haryana’s minister of sports and health Anil Vij.

In order to promote ayurveda in a big way, state government is planning to to develop a first ever herbal forest with over 25,000 plants over 1,000 acres of land in the state.

State government also plan to open “Vyayamshalas” and “Yogshalas” in 6,500 villages and cities of Haryana.

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Haryana Government unveils new sports policy

Haryana government has unveiled new sports policy named Haryana Physical Activities and Sports Policy-2015.

It was announced Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at function organized at Rohtak.

Key facts of Haryana Physical Activities and Sports Policy-2015

New sports policy, substantially increases the award money given to winners of international and national sports events.

Olympic and Paralympic games

  • Gold medal winners: Will get Rs 6 crore. Earlier they were given Rs 5 crore.
  • Silver medal winners: Will get Rs 4 crore. Earlier they were given Rs 3 crore.
  • Bronze medal winners: Will get Rs 2.5 crore. Earlier they were given Rs 2 crore.
  • Participants: will get Rs 15 lakh cash awards. Earlier they were given Rs 11 lakh earlier.

Asian Games

  • Gold medal winners: Will get Rs 3 crore. Earlier they were given Rs 2 crore.
  • Silver medal winners: Will get Rs 1.5 crore. Earlier they were given Rs 1 crore.
  • Bronze medal winners: Will get Rs 75 lakh .Earlier they were given Rs 50 lakh.

Commonwealth Games

  • Gold medal winners: Will get Rs 1.5 crore. Earlier they were given Rs 1 crore.
  • Silver medal winners: Will get Rs 75 lakh. Earlier they were given Rs 50 lakh.
  • Bronze medal winners: Will get Rs 50 lakh .Earlier they were given Rs 25 lakh.

World Cup/World Championship winners

  • Gold medal winners: Will get Rs 20 lakh. Earlier they were given Rs 10 lakh.
  • Silver medal winners: Will get Rs 15 lakh. Earlier they were given Rs 8 lakh.
  • Bronze medal winners: Will get Rs 10 lakh .Earlier they were given Rs 6 lakh.

State government also has increased the award money for various other sports competitions including World University Games, Youth Olympic Games, National School Games, All India University Tournaments, World Marathon for Mentally Challenged, among other events.

Eligibility and conditions: Cash award will only be given to those sportspersons who has represented the state of Haryana in any sports. The sportspersons or their parents should be residents of Haryana.

As per the policy, players will be given awards for the performance of preceding financial year only and not for past performance or achievements.

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