Punjab Govt Releases INR 5 lakh for Hakam Singh's Treatment
The chief minister, who had earlier tweeted his concern, has directed the Barnala district administration to ensure all necessary assistance is available to the Dhyan Chand Award winner. Earlier, the CM had asked the deputy commissioner to visit the athlete.
The former athlete, who had also served as havaldar in the 6 Sikh Regiment, was conferred the Dhyan Chand Award in 2008.
A near-fatal accident in 1981 had forced him to hang up his boots, marking an abrupt end to an illustrious sports career.
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