Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry announces cash rewards for Rio Paralympics winner

Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry announces cash rewards for Rio Paralympics winner

thawar-chand-gehlot_650x400_71462193886Union Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot today announced a prize money for the medal winners of the recently concluded Rio Paralympics.


"The parathletes scripted history after performing superbly in the Rio games and the entire nation is proud of them.
The ministry has decided to reward them with a overall prize money of 90 lakhs," Gehlot said.


The ministry will reward the two gold winners- Mariyappan Thangavelu and Devendra Jhajharia with a prize money of 30 lakh each, 20 lakh to silver medalist Deepa Malik and 10 lakh to bronze medalist Varun Singh Bhati.
The four parathletes will be rewarded through the Awareness Generation & Publicity Scheme.

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