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Cash rewards announced for Indian medal winners in Commonwealth Games

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora and Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma have separately announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners in the XIXth Commonwealth Games.


New Delhi, Oct 4 : Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murali Deora and Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma have separately announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners in the XIXth Commonwealth Games.

Deora announced 10 lakh rupees for winners of gold medals, seven lakh fifty thousand rupees for silver medalists and five lakh rupees for bronze medal winners.

The decision to this effect was taken at the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) meeting held on Sunday morning.

"This will go a long way in promoting sports in the country. The lead provided by the oil Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Petroleum Sports Promotion Board will encourage youngsters to take sports as a career," said Deora describing the significance of the decision.

Nearly 50 sports persons affiliated to Petroleum Sports Promotion Board are representing India in the 2010 Games.

Meanwhile, Anand Sharma announced seven lakh fifty thousand rupees for a gold medalist, five lakh rupees for a silver medalist and three lakh fifty thousand rupees for a bronze medal winner.

ANI

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