TN CM announces five lakh cash award to Shooter Bindra

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Chennai, Aug 11 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today announced a cash award of Rs five lakh to young marksman Abhinav Bindra, who won the first Olympics individual gold for India in Beijing.

The Chief Minister said Abhinav Bindra has created a new history by winning the individual gold and ended the 28-year-old medal drought after the Indian Hockey team won the gold way back in 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Karunanidhi congratulated the Shooter for bringing in laurels and making the country proud with his feat, an official release said.

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