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Punjab to honour Olympic winners, participants from state on August 12

'Golden' athlete Neeraj Chopra, who has deep roots with Punjab, will be given cash reward of Rs 2.51 crore

By Jasleen Kaur -- August 10, 2021 9:04 pm -- Updated:August 10, 2021 9:29 pm

Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Tuesday said the Punjab Government would honour the Tokyo Olympics 2020 medal winners and participating players from the state, besides gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, with cash rewards worth Rs 32.67 crore on August 12.

In a press communiqué, Rana Sodhi said Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh would honour the Olympic players while Governor VP Singh Badnore would be the special guest on this occasion.

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The Sports Minister said Neeraj Chopra, who has deep roots with Punjab, would be given a cash reward of Rs 2.51 crore.

The 11 state players, who were part of the Indian hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, would be honoured with Rs 2.51 crore each.

With Neeraj Chopra

At Tokyo, the Indian hockey team was led by captain Manpreet Singh and vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh. Apart from them, Rupinder Pal Singh, Simranjit Singh, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Dilpreet Singh, Hardik Singh and Krishan Pathak are also from Punjab. Besides, Indian women's hockey team players from the state Reena Khokhar and Gurjit Kaur and discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur are among those who would be honoured with a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh each.

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Boxer Simranjit Kaur, shooter Anjum Moudgill and Angadveer Singh, athletes Tejinder Pal Singh Toor and Gurpreet Singh and paralympic badminton player Palak Kohli would given Rs 21 lakh each.

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-PTC News

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