Delhi govt gives Rs 2 crore ‘Samman Rashi’ to Tokyo Olympic star Ravi Dahiya | More sports News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday felicitated Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Dahiya by presenting him ‘Samman Rashi’ of Rs 2 crore and appointing the wrestler as assistant director within the Sports Department.
The ceremony, organised by the Directorate of Education and Sports, noticed the Delhi authorities honouring the medal winners and sportspersons from Delhi representing India in Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics 2020.
Besides Dahiya, Kejriwal additionally honoured bronze medallist paralympian Sharad Kumar and athletes Simran, Sarthak Bhambri, Amod Jacob and Kashish Lakra for representing India in Olympics and Paralympic Games.
(*2*) an announcement quoted Kejriwal as saying.

“Similarly, these six children of our family have made the country proud at national and international levels. This ceremony is merely a medium to thank our brilliant athletes for their extraordinary achievements and for bringing name to our nation,” he added.
While wrestler Dahiya was handed a cheque for Rs 2 crore for successful the silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020, athlete Sharad Kumar was handed over a cheque for Rs 1 crore for successful the bronze medal in excessive leap at Paralympics.
Cheques for Rs 10 lakh every have been handed over to Kashish Lakra and Simran, and Rs 5 lakh every to Sarthak Bhambri and Amod Jacob, in accordance to the official assertion.

Kejriwal underscored the truth that sports is a “priority” for his authorities and in the previous couple of years they’ve carried out a collection of measures — together with ‘Play and Progress Scheme’ and ‘Mission Excellence Scheme’ — to “promote and embolden its presence in our lives”.
While beneath the ‘Play and Progress’ scheme, monetary help up to Rs 3 lakh is given to faculty-degree sportspersons, beneath the ‘Mission Excellence Scheme’ monetary help of up to Rs 16 lakh is given to excellent sportspersons for performing effectively on the worldwide degree.
“Sports infrastructure is going to be developed to a much greater level and work is already in progress for this.. Spectacular football grounds are being constructed in certain areas, along with sports complexes and air-conditioned wrestling grounds. This is taking place throughout Delhi. And I would like to inform the people of this country, that this isn’t meant just for the people of Delhi – but for all of you,” he knowledgeable.

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