Jharkhand Government Plans Big Welcome for Olympians Nikki Pradhan and Salima Tete- The New Indian Express

Jharkhand Government Plans Big Welcome for Olympians Nikki Pradhan and Salima Tete- The New Indian Express

Express News Service

RANCHI: The state government has planned a big welcome for Nikki Pradhan and Salima Tete, who made Jharkhand proud by being part of the Indian women’s hockey team that represented India at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tourism, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Hafizul Hassan will be there to greet them at Ranchi Airport, from where he will accompany the two Olympians to the official residence of Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

“The Chief Minister Hemant Soren will congratulate the two Olympians at his residence by giving them Rs 50 lakh each along with a 3,000 square foot house, a scooter, laptops and smartphones,” the minister said.

He will be there at Ranchi airport to receive them, he added.

According to Hassan, they have planned a bit to promote sports talent in Jharkhand and will bring in coaches from outside the country.

“As there is a lot of talent, we are making efforts to promote them in Jharkhand. Talks are being held to provide the best training for our players, for which some of the coaches from foreign countries for Hockey, Soccer and Athletics are also being contacted, ”Hassan said.

There is no shortage of talent in Jharkhand and therefore they will be provided with all possible support and facilities to enhance their talent, he added.

In particular, the government of Jharkhand had announced before the start of the Olympics that two million rupees would be given to players in the state for winning gold, one crore for winning silver and 50 lakh rupees for winning bronze. The Indian women’s team could not win the battle for bronze but, for the better performance of the Jharkhand daughters, the Government modified its previous decision to give 50-50 lakh rupees to all Jharkhand players in the women’s hockey team. from India and turn their ancestral homes into a pucca house.

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