1140 sportspersons will be honoured at dist level functions on I-Day : Vij

1140 sportspersons will be honoured at dist level functions on I-Day : Vij

Chandigarh, Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said that 1,140 sportspersons, who have won medals or participated in national and international level sports competitions, would be honoured at district level functions to be organised on the eve of Independence Day. He said on this occasion, a total of 22 sportspersons from Haryana, who have won medals in Commonwealth Games would be given Rs 21.50 crore and the five participants would get Rs 37.50 lakh. Mr Vij said that cash prizes of about Rs 3.53 crore would be given to 61 sportspersons, who had won medals in international competitions during 2016-17. Similarly, about Rs 10.46 crore would be distributed to about 1,050 sportspersons, who had won medals or participated in national level competitions during 2016-17.

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