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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 AM (IST)

State sports tournament for women in Panchkula today

Govt hikes prize money 4 times to boost confidence

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 20

The Haryana Government has increased the award money to be given to the winners at State-Level Sports Meet for Women from 2016-17 by four times to encourage the rural women to take interest in games, boost their confidence and improve community participation in government programmes.

A spokesman for the Women and Child Development Department today said this year, the meet would be organised at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Panchkula, on Tuesday.

The award money for women bagging the first, second and third positions at block-level would be Rs 2,100, Rs 1,100 and Rs 750, respectively. Similarly, at the district level, the award money would be Rs 4,100, Rs 3,100 and Rs 2,100 and at state level, while it would be Rs 11,000, Rs 8,100 and Rs 4,100 for women bagging overall first, second and third positions, respectively. All participants at the state-level sports meet would get Rs 1,000, he stated.

The spokesman said Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain would be the chief guest on the occasion and Additional Chief Secretary of the Department PK Mahapatra would preside over the function.

As many as 126 participants from 21 districts, who secured the first position in each event at district level, would participate in this meet. Potato race, matka race and 100-m race would be held for women above the age of 30 years. For girls below the age of 30 years, the events would be 300-m race, 400-m race and 5-km cycle race, he added.

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