K'taka CM announces 10 lakh for Abhinav Bindra

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Bangalore, Aug 11 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today announced Rs 10 lakh to ace shooter Abhinav Bindra for winning gold at the ongoing Olympics in Beijing.

Congratulating for the first ever Indian winning Gold since last 28 years, Mr Yeddyurappa said that '' let Bindra's victory in 10m Air Rifle event be an eye opener for other Indian participants to perform better and win laurels for the country''.

Former Olympians G Dilip and T Shanmugam also hailed Bindra's win.

The 1980 Olympian Dilip (Basketball) said '' the win is an achievement, since it needed strong mindset. The win shows that Bindra can achieve lot more in the coming days. '' Football veteran Shanmugam (1948 Olympics) said ''it is a proud day for India. Winning Gold is not easy and, that too, in Olympics, where strongest players from all over the world fight for the honour.'' Karnataka State Billiards Association lauded Bindra for winning the Gold.

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