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Speed Fund Academy – A New Initiative by Punjab Sports Department for Preeminent Players

State’s bestplayers will now be able to get the benefits for their bright performances. Inan information received fromSurjit Singh, Deputy Director - Punjab Sports Department,almost after 2 years a Speed Fund Academy has again started by the PunjabSports Department to liberate some national as well as international playersfor a period of eight months. The players will get a wage of Rs.6000 per monthalong with travelling expenses and sports equipment worth Rs.10000.


Kartar Singh – Assistant DeputyDirector said – “There are 5 seats that have been held in reserve for bestplayers of Ludhiana out of which two had already been given to the badmintonplayers Lakshay Sharma and Ankit Mondal for their excellent performances in recentpast. Two others will be given to the cyclists and the rest one will be decidedsoon. Anyone who will be able to prove himself/herself with their extraordinaryperformance and would show some current performance certificates, he/she maygrab the seat.”


Mangat Rai Sharma, coach and father of Lakshay Sharma said -"I amvery pleased that finally the sports department has listened to their pleas. Forthe past two years, performers were waiting for this call, as it became verydifficult for some of the families to endure travelling as well as diet overheads."

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