CM announces construction of word-class hockey stadium

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh will leave no stone unturned in the development of sports. All necessary facilities will continue to be given to players of the state. The Indian women’s hockey players have brought glory to India. We are all proud of them. If there is will, the heights of success can be achieved. India’s women’s hockey team has proved the same this time with their best performance in Tokyo Olympics.

A world class hockey stadium will be constructed in the state which will benefit both sportspersons and sports enthusiasts. Not only this, in-principle approval has been obtained by the central government to organize the 2022 Khelo India Games in Bhopal. We are also getting ready to organize the National Games. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the felicitation ceremony of the Indian women’s hockey team at Minto Hall auditorium on Tuesday.

Chouhan honored the players of the team with Rs 31 lakh each as honorarium, memento, citation, shriphal and angavastra. Special guest on the occasion was Narinder Dhruv Batra, President of the Indian Olympic Association. Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare, Yashodhara Raje Scindia presided over the programme. Shri Rajinder Singh, General Secretary Hockey India and CEO Hockey India Elina Norman were also present.

The Chief Minister said that continuous work is being done for the promotion of sportspersons in Madhya Pradesh. Male and female sportspersons are being given more and more opportunities to progress for which necessary facilities have been mobilized. The initiative to remove financial problems of women hockey players took place in the year 2010 from Madhya Pradesh. After this, the Hockey Academy was strengthened. Today it is one of the best hockey academies in the country.

Chouhan also told about the background of Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to honor the Indian women’s hockey team. He said that despite having played so well in the semi-final match of the Olympics, when the women hockey players could not win, I could clearly see tears in their eyes, at that time I had resolved to honor the members of the team in Bhopal. Prior to this, talented player of Indian men’s hockey team Vivek Sagar was also honored by giving him an honorarium of Rs one crore, apart from appointment to the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police and house.

Chouhan said that once Bhopal was called the nursery of hockey. The country has got many players from here. But for some years we were not able to perform well. The Tokyo Olympics has revived hockey once again. Madhya Pradesh has not only removed the tag of BIMARU state in the field of economic and development, but in the field of sports also Madhya Pradesh is no less.

No discrimination against daughters

Chouhan said that Indian society should take pride in the role of daughters. Certainly, daughters are not far behind sons in terms of talent. Reservation percentage of women in Panchayat Raj Institutions and Police has been increased in Madhya Pradesh. The state government has resolved to ensure that there is no discrimination against daughters and women in Madhya Pradesh. When half of our population progresses, surely the country will also progress. MP started Ladli Laxmi Yojana for the prosperity of daughters.