Friday, November 11, 2016

Foundation stone of Adampur airport soon, says Sukhbir

Addressing the gathering during matches of Dr BR Ambedkar Sixth World Cup Kabaddi 2016, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal announced that an international airport at Adampur would be constructed soon.
He said that process of land acquisition for the airport was under process and within next few weeks, the foundation stone of this project would be laid and in one and a half years, the international airport would be operational. He said the airport would prove very beneficial to people of Punjab.
He said the Punjab Government had started organising the World Cup Kabaddi around seven years ago. He said they had made kabaddi an international sport, in which countries such as Sierra Leone, Argentina, Kenya, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Tanzania and many others, which had never even heard of kabaddi, were now competing in the sport.
The state government had sent coaches to different countries, where they had trained kabaddi teams, which were now competing in the present edition of World Cup Kabaddi.
Badal said the government had set up the Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS) at Mohali, which had all modern coaching facilities and was one of its kind institute in the country where more than 5,000 sportspersons were being trained by expert coaches.
In the matches on the eighth day, a total of three matches were held in Sports Stadium, Adampur. In today’s matches, the USA and Australia in men’s section, while New Zealand in women’s section registered victories over their opponents.
11/11/16 Tribune
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