CM hands over cash prizes to CWG and Asian Games medallists

Shimla, Jan 25(PTI) Himachal Prdesh Chief Minister P KDhumal today gave away cash awards to Commonwealth and AsianGames medal winners at the Statehood Day function at Hamirpur.

He presented a draft of Rs 41 lakh to Subedar Vijay Kumarfor winning three gold medal and one silver in shooting eventsin the CWG and two bronze in the Asian Games in China.

Dhumal handed Rs eight lakh to Samresh Jung for winningone silver Medal and bronze each in shooting events in theCommonwealth Games.

Other shooters Sonia Rai and Meena Kumari received Rsfive lakh and Rs three lakh respectively for winning silver inAsian Games and bronze Medal in Commonwealth Games.

The chief minister also gave cash prizes of Rs 40,000 toSanjo Devi for winning two gold medals in athletics in theNational Women''s Festival and Rs 20,000 to Neeraj Sharma forwinning one gold, one silver and one bronze in sailingcompetitions in China, ISAF Nations Cup in Mumbai and QatarInternational Racing Cup.

Rita Kumari, Bandana, Manisha and Mamta were also givencash prizes.

Dhumal also announced Rs 3.68 crore for construction ofstadium in Government Boys Senior Secondary School atHamirpur, Synthetic track at Hamirpur and Dharamsala, stadiumat Jaisinghpur and Rohru, badminton stadium at Shimla, Mandiand Bilaspur, Gumma Cricket Stadium, Gharnota stadium inChamba district and stadium at Nirmand and Indoor stadium inShimla and Dharamsala.

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