Haryana government has decided to give 6 crore rupees to players of the state that bag gold medals at the Olympic Games.
State Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, 3 crore rupees will be given to those winning gold medals at Asian Games and 1.5 crore rupees to the winners of yellow metal at Commonwealth Games.
An amount of 15 lakh rupees will be given to each player participating in the Olympic Games so that the players can make the state, as well as the country, proud.
Mr. Khattar said the move is aimed at promoting sports in the state and encouraging youths to excel in the field. He said the state government will also provide employment to the sportspersons in addition to the cash incentive.
The Chief Minister was addressing the concluding function of the four-day 46th Junior National Kabaddi Competition at Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak yesterday. (AIR NEWS)