Sports: Yogi govt presents Rs 42 crore monetary award to Olympians

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday parted with an amount of Rs 42 crore via congratulating the Olympians who did the country glad at the as of late closed Tokyo Games. Boss Minister Adityanath likewise gave an extra monetary compensation of Rs 25 lakh each to 10 competitors from the state who took an interest in Tokyo Olympics.

Gold medallist spear hurler Neeraj Chopra got Rs 2 crore, silver medallists grappler Ravi Dahiya and lifter Mirabai Chanu got Rs 1.5 crore each, while three individual bronze medallists – shuttler P.V. Sindhu, fighter Lovlina Borgohain and grappler Bajrang Punia – were given Rs 1 crore each.

Every one of the 19 individuals from the Indian men’s hockey that won the bronze in Tokyo got Rs 1 crore each.

The individuals from the ladies’ hockey group, which performed particularly well to complete fourth in Tokyo, were granted Rs 50 lakh each as was golf player Aditi Ashok, who barely passed up a bronze award.

Adityanath commended India’s best-at any point show whatsoever Olympic occasion and lauded the competitors for conveying their best for the nation notwithstanding the Covid pandemic.

“We are happy that our group created its best-at any point show whatsoever Tokyo Olympics. In 18 disciplines, India won 7 awards and 10 competitors from UP likewise partook in the Tokyo Games,” Adityanath said.

The Chief Minister likewise recorded the means being taken by the state government to advance games in Uttar Pradesh. He called attention to that 31 stadia have effectively been inherent the state and a games college is coming up in Meerut which will be named after incredible hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.

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