Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana were awarded Rs 6 crore and Rs 4 crore, respectively, by the Haryana government for winning gold and silver medals in the mixed 50m pistol event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday. According to an official announcement, the state has also awarded federal jobs to medal winners. Manish Narwal broke a Paralympic record to win India’s third gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, while compatriot Sinhraj Adhana won a silver medal on Saturday giving India a sensational one or two places.
Congratulating the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar said that both the medal winners hailed from Faridabad region and the entire nation was proud of their efforts. He said that the state government treats Paralympic athletes at par with other athletes in terms of awards, government employment and other benefits.
The Chief Minister said that the sports policy of the State Government is being appreciated at the world level and it is a matter of pride that the players of Haryana are bringing India on the world map. Indian shooters have won five medals including two gold in the ongoing Games.