Chandigarh, Feb 17 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday approved the proposal to increase the diet-allowance of sportspersons participating in state and national level school sports competitions. Giving this information here, Education Minister Kanwar Pal said the diet allowance of sportspersons participating in state-level school sports competition will be increased from Rs 125 to Rs 200 per day and for the players who participate in the national-level competition, the allowance will be increased from Rs 200 to Rs 250 per day.
He said the purpose of increasing the diet allowance is to provide a nutritious diet to the players. The Minister said the sportspersons of Haryana have been dominating in competitions like Khelo India, Asian, Commonwealth, and Olympic Games. Haryana has made it to the second place in Khelo-India in the last two years, despite being a small state.
He informed that the state government is providing facilities to the students by developing interest in sports at the school level. Sports are a part of every person's life and it is like food for the body. Just like food intake provides nutrition and energy to the body, sports help students to ease out mental burden and physical fatigue, he added.
Mr Pal said the decision has been taken by the present state government, to provide wholesome diet to the players and improve their performance. (UNI)