The Haryana Government will give cash awards of Rs 1.5 crore to gold medallists from the state, Sports Minister Anil Vij said on Sunday. Vij congratulated athletes from Haryana on winning 22 medals—nine gold, six silver and seven bronze.
Every silver medallist will get Rs 75 lakh while the bronze medal winners will be given a cash award of Rs 50 lakh. India's new shooting sensations Anish Bhanwala, aged 15, and 16-year-old Manu Bhaker hail from Haryana.
"It is a great achievement, they have made the country and the state proud. Thirty eight players from Haryana represented the country in the Commonwealth Games," he said. "Every gold medal winner will be entitled for Class A, silver medal winner for Class B and bronze medal winner for Class C job in Haryana government," Vij added.