Chandigarh: Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday handed over appointment letter to former Hockey player Paramjit Kumar, working as daily wager in grain market, as a coach in Sports department.

Handing over the appointment letter the Chief Minister asked Paramjit to join as coach in Bathinda on Monday viz March 6. He said that Paramjit was a ace hockey player in past who had represented the state in several national level competitions. However, Bhagwant Mann said that unfortunately Paramjit Kumar had got injured due to which he had to say good bye to the field.

He said that due to the callousness of the successive state governments this bright hockey player had to work as a daily wager in the grain market. However, Bhagwant Mann said that when he came to know about the plight of this hockey player through media, he had called him to his official residence and offered government job. He said that now Paramjit had been handed over the appointment letter and he will join in Bathinda on Monday.

CM expressed hope that Paramjit will use his skills and expertise to produce several more players that will bring laurels for country in national and international events. He also said that if Paramjit acquires more education in due process of time he will also get promotions as per norms. Bhagwant Mann said that this is a humble gesture of the state government to recognise the immense contribution made by this player for the state.

Meanwhile, thanking the Chief Minister for this move, Paramjit Kumar said that this is unprecedented that any Chief Minister has taken such a historic decision.

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