Olympic Medal Winners of India Receive Cash Awards

Vijay Goel distributing the cash Award to Ms. Deepa Malik, the medal winner of Rio Olympics / Paralympics 2016, at a function, in New Delhi on October 24, 2016
Vijay Goel distributing the cash Award to Ms. Deepa Malik, the medal winner of Rio Olympics / Paralympics 2016, at a function, in New Delhi on October 24, 2016

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A cash award distribution function was held in New Delhi today for Indian medal winners of Rio Olympics / Paralympics, 2016. Sports Minister Vijay Goel was the chief guest.

In his address, he assured the people about the commitment of his government towards the promotion and development of the sports in the country.

He said that the government would leave no stone unturned in promoting and supporting all sports in the country.

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Vijay Goel presented the cash awards. Amount of cash awards is as follows:

  • Mariyappan Thangavelu (Gold in High Jump) – Rs. 75 lakh
  • Devendra Jhajharia (Gold in Javelin Throw) – Rs. 75 lakh
  • Ms. P.V. Sindhu (Silver in Badminton) – Rs. 50 lakh
  • Ms. Deepa Malik (Silver in Shot Put) – Rs. 50 lakh
  • Ms. Sakshi Malik (Bronze in Wrestling) – Rs. 30 lakh
  • Varun Singh Bhati (Bronze in High Jump) – Rs. 30 lakh

Cash awards were distributed under the Government of India (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports)’s scheme of special awards to medal winners in international sports events.

Ms. P.V. Sindhu and Ms. Sakshi Malik could not participate in the event as they are busy with their national / international competitions. On behalf of Sakshi Malik, her father received the award.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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