Rio Paralympics bronze medallist Varun Bhati to get Rs 1 crore award from UP Govt

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Lucknow, Sep 13: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday (Sep 12) announced a cash reward of Rs one crore for Varun Bhati for winning a bronze medal in the Paralympic Games in Rio. 

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An official release issued here said the Chief Minister has congratulated Bhati on his achievement and announced a cash reward of Rs one crore.

Rio Paralympics bronze medallist Varun Bhati to get Rs 1 crore award from UP Govt

"Through his hard work and dedication, Varun Bhati has put up a great show and achieved this feet earning honour for the country and the state," Yadav said, adding his achievement will prove to be an encouragement for the "divyangs".

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Bharti, who hails from Jamalpur village in Greater Noida, won a bronze in the high jump event in the Paralympic Games on September 10.

PTI

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