In a commendable move, the Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, has appointed 11 accomplished players from the fields of hockey, cricket, and athletics as officers in the Punjab Civil Services (PCS) and Punjab Police Service (PPS).
- PPS Officers:
- Hockey Players: Harmanpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Varun Kumar, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh
- Cricketer: Harmanpreet Kaur
- Shot-Putter: Tejinder Toor
- PCS Officers:
- Hockey Players: Rupinder Pal Singh, Simranjit Singh, Hardik Singh, Gurjant Singh
CM’s Vision for Punjab:
Chief Minister Mann expressed confidence that Punjab would soon become a leading state in the country across various domains. He highlighted the emerging trend of ‘reverse migration,’ where youth who had settled abroad are returning to Punjab to secure government jobs. He anticipated that introducing initiatives such as employing sportspersons would also trigger a reverse trend in the sports arena. The Chief Minister believes that top players from other states would actively seek to be part of Punjab’s government initiatives in sports.
This strategic move not only recognizes the achievements of these athletes but also aims to encourage and integrate sports talents into key administrative roles, fostering a holistic development approach in the state.