Chandigarh, Oct 6: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has released Rs five lakh for the treatment of the legendary hockey player and triple Olympic Gold Medalist Balbir Singh Senior who is undergoing treatment at the PGI.
The cheque worth Rs five lakh from the Chief Minister’s relief fund was today handed over to the maternal grandson of the player, Kabir Singh, Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said in a communiqué here today.
Rana Sodhi, who had enquired about the health of Balbir Singh Senior yesterday, said that he apprised the Chief Minister regarding the condition of the legendary player.
He also said that not only did the Chief Minister immediately took the decision to release Rs five lakh from his relief fund but also assured to provide every assistance in future too for the treatment of Balbir Singh Senior.
The Minister while thanking the Chief Minister for this prompt decision also reiterated that the Punjab government stands shoulder to shoulder with the family of Balbir Singh Senior and prays to the almighty for his speedy recovery. (UNI)