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Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) The State Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is constantly striving to create a sports culture in Punjab. It is the government's sincere effort that the youth of Punjab should come forward to participate in the sports events and make a big contribution to creating a healthy Punjab.

It was stated by Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer last night after the cricket match organized by the UT Cricket Association between Punjab and Haryana MLAs at the Sector 16 International Cricket Stadium. Meet Hayer played unbeaten innings of 150 runs off just 53 balls with the help of 12 sixes and 13 fours and become man of the match.

The Punjab Speaker XI won the match by 95 runs. Team captain Meet Hayer handed over the winner's trophy to Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan.

Meet Hayer said that the players of both teams put up a good performance. Such efforts give a boost to the sports culture and motivate the youth to come to the sports field. He lauded this unique initiative of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan and said that if the elected representatives of the people set such an example, the people would also be naturally inclined towards sports. He said that the 'Khedan Watan Punjab Deyan' initiative was started in Punjab with the same motive which got a good response and more than three lakh sportsmen participated.

The Sports Minister thanked Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gyan Chand Gupta and UT Cricket Association President Sanjay Tandon for this initiative.

Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Deputy Speaker Jai Krishan Singh Rouri and Information and Public Relations Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra were also present during the match.

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