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Haryana to honour all 22 medalists of Commonwealth Games from state

Press Trust of India  |  Panipat 

The government will honour all 22 medallist of the 21st from the state at a programme on April 26, Lal announced today.

The gold medal winners will get a cash award of Rs 1.5 crore, silver medal winners Rs 75 lakh, and bronze medallist Rs 50 lakh, said at a public meeting in Siwah village in district.

The Indian contingent finished third in the medal tally at held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between April 4 and 15. They won a total of 66 medals, and players from - especially the women - led the medal tally with a total of 22 individual medals.

Describing as a hub of sports, said the state has just 2 per cent of the country's population but the players have brought laurels at the national and international level with their performance.

In Haryana, he said, a cash award of Rs 6 crore is given to players for winning the gold medal in Olympics, Rs 4 crore for silver medal and Rs 2.5 crore for winning the bronze medal.

In addition, the players are appointed as and officers as well as in other government jobs depending on their achievements, he said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:10 IST