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Haryana to honour 22 CWG medal winners on April 26

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

With one-third - 22 out of the 66 - Indian medal winners in the 21st (CWG) in the Australian city of Gold Coast being from Haryana, the announced on Monday that it will honour all of them on April 26.

"Every gold medal winner will get cash award of Rs 1.5 crore, silver medal winner Rs 75 lakh and bronze medal winner Rs 50 lakh," said while addressing a public meeting at village Siwah in Panipat.

Describing as a hub of sports, he said that is a small state having just two per cent population of the country, yet the players have brought laurels at national and international level with their performances.

"The Indian contingent finished third in the medal tally with a total of 66 medals in players, especially the women, led the medal tally for with a total of 22 individual medals which is 33 per cent," he said.

Khattar said that Haryana is the only state in the country where cash award of Rs 6 crore is given for winning the gold medal in Olympics, Rs 4 crore for silver medal and Rs 2.5 crore for bronze medal.

"In addition, the players would be appointed as HCS (Haryana Civil Service) and HPS (Haryana Police Service) officers as well as in other government jobs according to their achievements, he added.

Minister said that players from Haryana won 9 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze in the 2018

A total of 38 players from Haryana participated in the

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 23:38 IST
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