The government had laid six Astroturf surfaces already in stadiums across the state and promoted the national sport among youth, said Maluka, adding that active hockey players and sports clubs would also receive kits.
"It is shameful for the country to not win any international medal in its national sport," said the minister. "The union government is responsible for this. The state government will try to prepare strong players of kabaddi and hockey in the next four years." Former education minister Tota Singh also spoke on the occasion.