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Maha announces rewards for Khelo India medallists from state


Press Trust of India Mumbai
The Maharashtra government Thursday announced rewards for players from the state, who won medals at the recently-held Khelo India Youth Games.
An announcement to this effect was made by state sports minister Vinod Tawde at a ceremony here, where the medal winners were felicitated.
"The young champions won Maharashtra a glittering 1st place at the @kheloindia Youth Games 2019, with an unprecedented victory. It was an incredible moment to interact with each one of them, cheering them on as they go forth, strengthening the sports culture of our nation!," Tawde tweeted.
"Encouraging these young champions and extending support to their sports aspirations, GoM has awarded (Rs) 1 lakh for the gold, (Rs) 75,000 for silver and (Rs) 50,000 for bronze medallists as a reward for their excellent performances that won Maharashtra the @kheloindia Youth Games - 2019," the Minister said in another tweet.
Maharashtra had emerged as the overall champions in the Games, jointly organised by the Centre and the Maharashtra government, in Pune and Mumbai, winning 227 medals (85 golds, 61 silvers and 81 bronze).
Tawde, who interacted with the medal winners at a glittering ceremony, assured players, coaches and their parents that the state government would opt for positive approach on solving their problems.

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 9:45 PM IST

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