Tokyo Olympics 2020: Punjab to give Rs 1 crore each to hockey players from state

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh congratulated team India for bagging the bronze medal.

By Rajan Nath - August 05, 2021 11:08 am

Punjab Sports Minister Rana Sodhi on Thursday announced that the state government would give Rs. 1 crore each to 11 hockey players who were part of the historic win at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

"On this historic day for Indian Hockey, I am delighted to announce a cash award of Rs 1 crore each to players from Punjab. We await your return to celebrate the much deserving medal in Olympics," Rana Sodhi tweeted.

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It took 41 years, but the dream of every Indian was realised as the men’s hockey team defeated Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh congratulated team India for bagging the bronze medal.

"A proud & historic moment for the nation as Men’s Hockey Team wins Bronze Medal in Olympics by defeating Germany in a scintillating match. A tremendous achievement to be finishing on the podium after 41 years and the Hockey Bronze is worth its weight in Gold. Congratulations," he tweeted.

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Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted: "After a long wait of 41 years, the Indian Hockey Team has again captured our hearts and imagination. You have made us all proud! Hoping for a double delight with a win from the Indian Women Hockey Team now. All the best!"

"This is historic! Bravo boys, you were outstanding! I congratulate the Indian Hockey team for bagging a bronze by defeating Germany. India is rejoicing for you and with you!" the SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal.

-PTC News

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