Express News Service
RANCHI: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has announced Rs 2 crore for state players to win gold medals for India at the Olympics.
During a virtual interaction with the Olympians, Soren also announced that Rs 1 crore will be awarded to players who win silver and Rs 75 lakh for the bronze medal.
“According to the new sports policy of the state government, players who bring gold to the country will receive a reward of 2 million rupees, 1 rupees for silver and 75 rupees for the bronze medal,” said the Chief Minister.
Soren, during the virtual meeting, praised the Jharkhand athletes, saying that they have made Jharkhand proud and have also announced prize money for the Indian women’s recurve team: Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari, who took gold in the current World Cup. Stage 3 in Paris recently by defeating Mexico in the final.
“A cash prize of 50 lakh rupees will be awarded to Dipika and 20 lakh rupees will be awarded to Komalika and Ankita each. Coach Purnima Mahto will also receive a cash prize of 12 lakh rupees, ”said the CM. All of them have come here because of their strength of practice, determination, true dedication and hard work amid limited resources, Soren added.
In cheering on these players, the Chief Minister said that he is confident that they will perform better in the future as well. Soren further added that any player from Jharkhand, who is selected for the Olympics, will receive Rs 5 lakh as an incentive.
The virtual meeting was attended by Nikki Pradhan and Salima Tete, who have been selected in the Indian Olympic women’s hockey team for the Tokyo-2121 Olympic Games.
Furthermore, all players and coaches attending the Olympics will be insured with Rs 15 lakh each and the total premium will be paid by the State Government.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"