Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who on Thursday felicitated India’s Tokyo Olympics medalists right here on the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, introduced organising of a sports activities college in Meerut, which will likely be named after Indian hockey nice Main Dhyan Chand.
He additionally mentioned that the UP authorities will undertake two video games for the subsequent 10 years. “Of the 2 sports activities to be adopted, one will likely be wrestling. The second will likely be chosen quickly by the Sports activities Division,” he mentioned on the occasion attended by 1000’s of younger athletes from all of the 75 districts of the state.
“In each gram panchayat, now we have began constructing open gyms… The state authorities can even construct a wrestling academy in Lucknow,” the CM added.
In contrast to previously, he mentioned, when the UP authorities used to felicitate and provides financial awards to Olympic medalists from the state, this time they determined to offer awards to each Indian Olympic medalist. “When somebody from the state received an Olympic medal, the UP authorities used to offer Rs 6 crore for the gold medal, Rs 4 crore for silver and Rs 2 crore for bronze medal. Equally, in workforce video games each participant used to get Rs 3 crore on successful gold, Rs 2 crore for silver and Rs 1 crore for bronze. Nevertheless, the gamers performed for the nation and realising our ethical responsibility, we determined to offer Rs 2 crore to anybody from the nation successful a gold medal, Rs 1.5 crore for successful silver and Rs 1 crore for bronze medal,” he mentioned.
India’s sole gold medal winner Neeraj Chopra was given Rs 2 crore, silver medalists Ravi Dahiya and Mirabai Chanu got Rs 1.5 crore every and three bronze medalists, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and Bajrang Punia obtained Rs 1 crore every. In addition to, all 19 members of the Indian hockey workforce got Rs 1 crore every. Members of the ladies’s hockey workforce, who carried out exceptionally properly however completed fourth, got Rs 50 lakh every. Golfer Aditi Ashok and wrestler Deepak Punia, who ended fourth of their respective video games, have been additionally given Rs 50 lakh every.
All 10 gamers from the state who participated within the Tokyo Olympics have been Rs 25 lakh every. The coaches and technical employees of the gamers have been additionally given financial awards.