Haryana govt striving for overall development of sportspersons : Sandeep Singh

Chandigarh, Sep 25 (UNI) Haryana Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sandeep Singh has said that the state government is persistently striving for the overall development of the sportspersons and is working towards ensuring that Haryana excels in sports and bags top position.
Speaking in a webinar organised by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs on the theme ‘The contribution of diet to improve health and play of Sportspersons’ on Friday, Mr Singh said that diet of a sports person is as important as their hard work. Players need energy to win, for which they must consume nutritious food, which increases their ability to play and perform their best in the game with full strength.
He said that foods like milk, ghee, curd, butter are an integral part of diet in Haryana from the very beginning and are beneficial for the health as well however, it is imperative to have information regarding the quantity of such products to be consumed. Keeping this in mind, the webinar had been organised today.
He further said that the home cooked food is full of nutrients and if consumed in a proper manner, the health of player can be improved which will help in good performance in games as well.
Elaborating on it further, the MoS said that most of the players have moved ahead from the grassroot level and they should be a source of inspiration to all to move forward. The present government is providing sports facilities to the youth at the village-level which has led to emergence of several international-level sportspersons from rural areas who have made a name for themselves and the country across the globe. The government is working to provide better conditions for the growth of the youth of the state, he added.
Every effort possible is being made to provide facilities to every corner of the state, he said and added that similar programmes facilitating the overall development of sportspersons, will be organized in the near future in which information related to mental, physical and injury emergencies of the players will be provided.


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