Chandigarh, Jun 8 : Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sandeep Singh on Monday said during Unlock-I, the state government has allowed reopening of sports stadiums with certain conditions, during which focus will be on personal fitness and social distancing norms will be followed. He said following certain guidelines, the sports stadiums have been reopened as per the orders of the state government and no decision has been taken regarding the Olympics on the international level yet. The Minister said that emphasis will be laid on mental and physical development of sportspersons in Haryana and efforts will be made to ensure that players of individual sports practice more.
He said due to the impact of COVID-19 on games, sports experts will have to find out ways and means to promote games, especially since there is a ban on spectators and this issue is being discussed all over the world as well. In individual games and team games, reduction in the number of players and preparation of teams accordingly was being considered. Mr Singh said that players and coaches in Haryana have again fully immersed themselves in their games and all efforts will be made to cover the losses that have been incurred in the past. He further said that players of Haryana have been making the country and the state proud and now, they will practice hard and after the conditions are fine, they will win medals and bring accolades.
He said that now, according to the orders of the government, religious places have been reopened following the Social Distance Advisory and now people need to be more vigilant. Keeping the welfare of people of four Assembly constituencies of Kurukshetra in mind, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has entrusted him with the responsibility of Kurukshetra as the Nodal Minister to deal with problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Singh added. The Minister said that no one faced problems regarding ration and food in the four Assembly constituencies of Kurukshetra and if anyone reached out to him on his mobile, he was given the required help. Mr Singh added that he was in constant contact with the representatives of people and institutions of these four constituencies. (UNI)