Prizes, priority in jobs for disabled players

Ahmedabad: On Wednesday, the Gujarat government announced a special policy for physically challenged sportspersons, called the `Sports Policy Divyang’. The policy promises preference in government jobs and admission to professional courses and even special prize money to recognise talent.
Manish Bharadwaj, secretary of the sports, culture and youth department said: “The government has decided to allocate a special dedicated budget to promote the participation of Divyang sportspersons in national and international games. There will also be a `Special Khel Mahakumbh’. The `divyang’ sportspersons will get preference in jobs, admission in professional courses and several such benefits. The government also plans to promote sports infrastructure for `divyang’ sportspersons.”

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