Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh and also offered the post of DSP in praise of Moga girl Harmanpreet Kaur for her performance in ICC Women’s World Cup.
Captain Amarinder said the young girl had done Punjab proud with her superb performance that had steered Team India to a semi-final victory and given a tight fight to England in the final match.
As per TOI, the Chief Minister conveyed this to Harmanpreet’s father, Harmandar Singh, whom he called up to congratulate on his daughter’s excellent show. He lauded Harmanpreet’s score of 171 not out of 115 balls in the semi-final, thereby becoming the second highest scorer in women cricket and steering India into the finals of world cup.
Taking cognizance of media reports that Harmanpreet had wanted to join the Punjab Police some years ago, the chief minister said his government was keen to correct the wrong perpetrated on the young cricketer by the Badal government, which had refused to accommodate the national player in Punjab Police.
The chief minister earlier promised to review the state’s sports policy to provide government jobs to young sportspersons like Harmanpreet, and also announced a Rs 5 lakh cash award for the cricketing marvel.
Captain Amarinder told Harmandar that his government was committed to the promotion of sports in the state. All steps would be taken to ensure the welfare of sportspersons who were contributing to the state’s glory with their grit and hard work.
He further said Harmanpreet had done the entire country proud with her rare accomplishment in the field of sports and would always be a source of inspiration for young players.