Higher allocation for sports in next budget: CM Bommai

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

State government would provide higher allocation for sports in the next budget, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai assured here on Saturday.

The Chief Minister in his address after the inauguration of Indian National League by Karnataka Governor,Thawar Chand Gehlot,said, “our government is giving greater thrust for sports.

We have decided to adopt 75 sportspersons from different games to prepare them for Paris Olympics to be held in 2024.

We have identified them, we are going to train them, take care of their education and will get best of the coaches.

We want to see that out of 75 atleast 5 of them win medals at Paris Olympics. In the coming budget we will increase the allocation for sports.”

The Chief Minister further said that the Khelo India University being set up in the state would soon be inaugurated. “We are keen to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate it,.”

“Through Modi’s inspiration we won maximum medals at the recently held Tokyo olympics. That saga should continue and we are there to suppport you,” he said.