Fazilka will appear on the world sports map with the kabbadi world cup matches under floodlights in a new stadium next year.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday was speaking during a third kabbadi world cup match in Fazilka when he made the promise to the new district. "The government will make sports education compulsory in the schools and promote various games at the grass-root level," said the deputy CM.
The women's team of India on Sunday defeated Canada 62-16, helping Denmark qualify for the semi-finals. In another women's match, Malaysia beat England 38-29 and also entered the semi-finals.
In the men's category, Canada beat Norway 46-36.