Railways announce cash reward for para-athlete Devendra Jhajharia

New Delhi, Aug 7: Indian Railways has announced a cash reward of Rs Five lakh to para athlete Devendra Jhajharia who recently won gold medal at the Para Athletics World Championships in Lyon,  France.

Jhajharia is the first differently-abled Indian to win gold medal at the Para Athletic World Championships.

Devendra Jhajharia

Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge himself announced the special reward for Jhajharia in the inaugural function of the 79th Railways Athletics Championships in Delhi.

Devendra Jhajharia had won gold medal in javelin throw in F-46 category which is meant for one-armed athlete on July 21 in Lyon, France.

"It's a great honour for me as the announcement came from the Railway Minister himself. It's great gesture from the Railways. It will instil confidence among the para-athletes to bring laurels for the country," Jhajharia said.

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

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