CWG armed force medalists to get cash reward

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AK Antony
New Delhi, Oct 15: On the day when Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh personally greeted all the medal winners at the Commonwealth Games on Oct 15, Defence Minister, AK Antony announced special cash reward for the armed forces sportsmen.

Gold medalists, silver medalists and bronze medalists would receive Rs12 lakh, Rs7 lakh and Rs5 lakh each respectively, announced Antony.

"I have no words to congratulate the armed forces sports-persons, because my vocabulary is limited," stated Antony.

He also added, "But, with all my sincerity and joy from the heart, I congratulate all the medal winners for the creditable performance they have given."

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