Punjab Sports department has launched Olympian Balbir Singh Senior Scholarship Scheme 2023 to encourage sportsmen at grassroot level. This scheme has been announced by sports minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer in Chandigarh. Punjab players who win any medal at the national level in either senior or junior level will get stipend for one year. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of Senior Scholarship Scheme on the name of Olympian Balbir Singh.
Olympian Balbir Singh Senior Scholarship Scheme 2023
Under Olympian Balbir Singh Senior Scholarship Scheme 2023, senior nationals will get Rs. 8000 per month as stipend. This amount would be given per month for 1 year. Similarly, junior national medal winners will get a stipend of Rs. 6,000 per month for one year. The player will get this amount per month for one year. Both the senior and junior national medal winners will get this stipend amount regardless of the gold, silver or bronze medal he has won. An annual budget of Rs. 12.50 crore has been reserved by the state sports department for this scheme.
Sports minister said Punjab is the first state in the country to start this unique Olympian Balbir Singh Senior Scholarship Scheme for eminent national players named after the legendary Balbir Singh Senior. The minister said that health insurance is also being started for the players. Apart from providing sports equipment to the players, new coaches are to be recruited on a large scale. The diet of day scholar players has been increased from Rs. 100 to Rs. 125 and the diet of hostel players has been increased from Rs. 200 to Rs. 225.
Highlights of Balbir Singh Senior Scholarship Scheme
|Name of Scheme||Olympian Balbir Singh Senior Scholarship Scheme|
|Announced by||Sports Minister of Punjab|
|Benefit||Any (Gold, Silver, Bronze) medal winner will get stipend|
|Amount for Senior National Medal Winners||Rs. 8000 per month|
|Amount for Junior National Medal Winners||Rs. 6000 per month|
|Duration of Stipend||1 year|
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