In a morale booster for the athletes participating at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday announced that the medallists will be given cash awards at par with last month's Olympic medal winners.
India has sent its biggest-ever contingent of 17 athletes to the Rio Paralympics which starts in the Brazilian city on Wednesday.
Gold medalists of #Paralympic Games are entitled to Rs 75 Lacs, Silver Rs 50 Lacs & Bronze Rs 30 Lacs as cash award from MYAS. (1/2)— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) September 6, 2016
Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) September 6, 2016
Mariyappan Thangavelu (high jump), Varun Singh Bhati (high jump), Pooja (archery), Sharad Kumar (high jump), Rampal Chahar (high jump), Sundar Singh Gurjar (javelin throw), Devendra Jhajaria (javelin throw), Rinku (javelin throw), Narender Ranbir (javelin throw), Sandeep (javelin throw), Amit Kumar Saroha (club throw), Deepa Malik (shot put), Dharambir (club throw), Ankur Dhama (1,500 metres run), Basha Farman (powerlifting), Suyash Narayan Jadhav (swimming), Naresh Kumar Sharma (shooting).