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Kanshiram Awards for CWG winners from UP

UP Chief Minister Mayawati announced that athletes from the state who have won medals in the CWG will be felicitated with Kanshiram International Sports Awards.

Written by Agencies | Lucknow | October 15, 2010 11:27:51 pm

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati announced that athletes from the state who have won medals in the Commonwealth Games will be felicitated with Kanshiram International Sports Awards.

“Athletes,who have done UP proud by winning medals in the recently concluded games will be felicitated with Kanshiramji Award at a function to be held in the state capital,” Mayawati said in a statement issued here.

A reward of Rs 15 lakh would be given to each athlete who has won a gold medal in a singles event,the statement said.

Similarly,Rs 10 lakh and Rs 8 lakh would be given to silver and bronze medallists of the CWG respectively.

Gold,silver and bronze medallists of doubles events will get Rs 10 lakh,Rs 8 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively,Mayawati said.

The Chief Minister said that her government was committed to provide all possible help to promote athletes in the state.

As many as 11 athletes from UP have won medals in the CWG in various singles and doubles events.

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