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Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann today felicitated eight specially able players and their coach who had recently brought laurels for the state during Special Olympics World Summer Games-2023 held in Berlin.

The Chief Minister congratulated these players who had won three gold, one silver and four bronze medals in various events. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that these players have played an important role in the best performance of the Indian contingent in the recently concluded Special Olympics World Summer Games-2023 in Berlin. He said that the state is proud of these players who have bagged medals for the country in these special Olympics.

The Chief Minister said that it is significant that these children with special needs have participated in sports and excelled in them with their hard work and perseverance. He said that despite several hardships and difficulties these specially able players have won medals for the country. Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to promote sports in the state, Bhagwant Singh Mann said that in the recently introduced sports policy major thrust has been laid on Special Olympics/Deaf and Blind Games players along with para sports.

The Chief Minister felicitated players including MD Nisar who won a gold medal, Renu who bagged two bronze medals and Sita one bronze medal in roller skating event. He also honoured Jatinder Singh and Harjeet Singh won gold in traditional football, Priya Devi who won silver in basketball and Jyoti Kaur who won bronze medal in unified football. Pertinently, as many as 9 members from Punjab including 7 special players, one unified partner and one coach were part of the Indian contingent.

On the occasion Cabinet Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Special Chief Secretary Sarvjit Singh, Special Principal Secretaries to CM Ravi Bhagat and Kumar Amit besides others were also present on the occasion.

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