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Punjab CM presents cash rewards to Commonwealth and Asian games winners

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

on Thursday presented cash rewards to 23 players in recognition of their medal winning performances at the Commonwealth and

Speaking on the occasion, the reiterated his government's commitment to promote at the grassroots to motivate youngsters.

was also present at the felicitation ceremony.

Among those honoured were Heena Sidhu, who has been awarded Rs 1.75 crore for clinching gold, silver and bronze medals in shooting at Commonwealth and

Other awardees in the Commonwealth category include Pranav Chopra (Rs 75 lakh for gold in Badminton), (Rs 50 lakh for silver medal in shooting), Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (Rs 40 lakh for winning bronze medal in throw), Vikas Thakur (Rs 40 lakh for bronze in Weightlifting).

The gold medal winners including Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and Swaran Singh were presented Rs 1 crore each. The silver medallists received Rs 75 lakh while the bronze medal winners were given Rs 50 lakh.

Among other awardees were the players who won the bronze in the Jakarta Asian Games. They were awarded Rs 50 lakh each.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 17:40 IST