Will make all-out effort to restore glory of hockey: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday vowed to make all-out efforts for restoring the glory of hockey in the state.
The chief minister, who received the trophy of Men’s Hockey World Cup here at his residence, said Punjabis have always excelled in the field of hockey and have brought several laurels for the state.
As a part of its countrywide tour, the trophy of Men’s Hockey World Cup, which is scheduled to commence in Odisha from January 13, 2023, arrived in Amritsar on Wednesday.
He said it was a matter of honour and pride that the Indian hockey squad won a medal in the Olympics after 41 years. During the sports event in Tokyo, 11 players, including captain Manpreet Singh, belonged to the state.
Mann said the state government was making an all-out effort to ensure that hockey gets its due place in the field of sports.
He added that concerted efforts would be made by his government to eradicate the curse of drugs by promoting sports, especially hockey.