Himachal government gives cash awards to medal winners

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Dharamsala, Jan 25 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh governmenttoday honoured four shooters from the state who won medals atlast year''s Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the GuangzhouAsian Games, by giving them cash awards totalling Rs 57 lakh.

On the occasion of the Statehood Day function atHamirpur, some 175 km from Shimla, chief minister P K Dhumalpresented a draft of Rs

41 lakh to subedar Vijay Kumar forwinning three gold and a silver medal in the CWG and twobronze in the Asian Games, Rs 8 lakh to Samresh Jung forwinning one silver and a bronze in the Delhi Games, Rs 5 lakhto Sonia Rai for winning a silver in Guangzhou and Rs 3 lakhto Meena Kumari for winning a bronze medal in Delhi.

Dhumal also gave cash prizes of Rs 40,000 to Sanjo Devifor winning two gold medals in athletics during the NationalWomen Festival, Rs 20,000 to Neeraj Sharma for winning gold,silver and a bronze in sailing in various events, held inShanwei, China.

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