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Tokyo 2020: Punjab men’s hockey players to get cash award of Rs 1 crore each

Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi made the announcement after India beat Germany 5-4 in the men's hockey bronze medal play-off at the Tokyo Olympics.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
August 5, 2021 12:08:37 pm
India players and coaching staff celebrate after beating Germany in the men's hockey bronze medal playoff at the Tokyo Olympics. (PTI)

With the Indian men’s hockey team winning a medal after 41 years at Olympics, defeating Germany with 5-4 for a bronze, Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi Thursday, announced that Punjab government would bestow state hockey players with Rs 1 crore each.

The Sports Minister tweeted, “On this historic day for #IndianHockey, 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.”

He said that it was absolutely a ‘Gripping Match!’

“Our boys have done it in Tokyo Olympics 2020 and bringing an Olympic medal home after 41 years. India and Punjab is proud of this Brilliant Team Play,” he said.

Rana Sodhi said that of total 20 players from Punjab who went to participate in Olympics, 11 are in the Indian hockey team.

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