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The last date for application for state sports decoration has been extended, now players can fill entries till July 10

Raipur. Applications are being invited from players for the State Sports Decoration to be held on 29 August, the last date for which has been extended from 30 June to 10 July. This information was given by Him Shikhar Gupta, Secretary, Sports and Youth Welfare Department, in a review meeting of all district sports officers. In the meeting, he has especially given instructions regarding the utilization certificate of the amount spent in previous years by the previous scheme Rajiv Yuva Mitra Clubs, audit of bill vouchers and immediate deposit of the remaining amount in the government treasury. All districts have been instructed to take mandatory action by 10 July.

He asked Assistant Director Bastar and In-charge Sports Officer Jashpur to give explanation for absence and not giving information about the progress of the district and Assistant Director Rajnandgaon, Durg and Raigarh to submit explanation within 7 days for not making expected progress in the works. Instructions were given for immediate disciplinary action against the officers who were negligent in their works and disobeyed the instructions.

Sports and Youth Welfare Secretary Gupta also reviewed the amount previously distributed to the districts for prize distribution of the previous scheme Chhattisgarhiya Olympics. Due to slow progress of departmental works in various districts, instructions were given to write letters to the concerned collectors to change the in-charge in those districts. Instructions were given to reserve 5 to 20 acres of land for playgrounds and sports activities in the office of the Sports and Youth Welfare Department and in each district and development block headquarters. For this, a target of 15 days was given to the district sports officers.