CM Announces Prize Money for Sportspersons Bringing Honour to State: CM Gehlot announced to give Rs. 3 Cr to Gold medalist in shooting Ms Avani Lekhara and Rs. 2 Cr and Rs. 1 Cr respectively to the Silver and the Bronze medal winners in javelin throw Devendra Jhanjharia and Sundar Gurjar.
Medal Winners to Get Rs. 3 Crore, 2 Crore and 1 Crore Respectively for Gold, Silver and Bronze
Jaipur, August 30. Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has given heartiest congratulations to the para athletes who brought honour to Rajasthan by winning medals in Tokyo Paralympic Games and has announced prize money for them. Shri Gehlot announced to give Rs. 3 Cr to Gold medalist in shooting Ms Avani Lekhara and Rs. 2 Cr and Rs. 1 Cr respectively to the Silver and the Bronze medal winners in javelin throw Shri Devendra Jhanjharia and Shri Sundar Gurjar.
The CM said that these players have shown their mettle and brought honour to the state as well as the country. Their achievements will inspire other sportspersons in the state to show their best performance at the national and international sports events.
It is worth mention that to promote sports and sportspersons in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Shri Gehlot increased the prize money for Olympic medal winners to Rs. 3 Cr, 2 Cr and One Cr respectively in the State Budget 2020-21 from earlier respective amounts of Rs. 75 Lakh, Rs. 50 Lakh and Rs. 30 Lakh. Similarly, the prize money for the Asiad and the Commonwealth Games medal winners too increased from earlier Rs. 30 Lakh, Rs. 20 Lakh and Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. One Cr, Rs. 60 Lakh and Rs. 30 Lakh respectively.
Also, the state government has taken an initiative to give 'Out of Turn' appointment to the medal winner sportspersons in the state government services. All three medal winning players of Tokyo Paralympics Ms Avni Lakhera, Shri Devendra Jhanjharia and Shri Sundar Gurjar have been appointed on the posts of Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) in the state government's Department of Forest on the basis of 'out of turn' appointment policy.
For training of all the three sportspersons and to hone their skills for the Paralympics, Rs. 5 lakh each have been sanctioned. Ms Avni and Shri Sundar are being provided free training and other facilities by the State Sports Council. Ms Avni regularly practices in Jagatpura Shooting Range which is equipped with all modern facilities. Shri Sundar, on the other hand, takes practice sessions in the Athletics Sports Academy at Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Coaches Shri Chandrashekhar and Shri Mahavir Saini have given intense training to these sportspersons respectively.
Governor Shri Kalraj Mishra has congratulated Avani Lakhera on her golden victory in shooting at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Governor Shri Mishra has also congratulated Devendra Jhajharia, silver medalist in javelin throw and Sunder Singh Gurjar, bronze medalist. He congratulated and congratulated discus thrower Yogesh Kathunia, female table tennis player Bhavinaben Patel and high jump athlete Nishad Kumar for winning silver medal and discus thrower Vinod Kumar for winning bronze medal. Governor Shri Mishra has said that these players have made the country proud with their remarkable performance.
Rajasthan players brought golden success in Para Olympics
Avani won gold in shooting, Jhajharia won silver in javelin throw and Gurjar won bronze medal.
Forest Minister congratulated the players on winning the medal
On Monday, the players of Rajasthan gave golden success to the state and the country in the Para Olympic Games being played in Tokyo. While Jaipur resident Avni Lakhera won the gold medal in the shooting competition, Devendra Jhajharia won the silver medal and Sunder Singh Gurjar created history by winning the bronze medal in the javelin throw competition. Expressing happiness on this achievement, the entire Forest Department family including the Minister of Forest and Environment has congratulated the three players and their families.
Principal Secretary to Government Smt. Shreya Guha and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Forest Force Chief Dr. Deep Narayan Pandey informed that Avani Lakhera, who won gold medal in shooting competition today, is working as ACF in Forest Department. Shri Devendra Jhajharia and Shri Sunder Singh Gurjar are also working as ACF in the Forest Department. Avni Lakhera, a resident of Jaipur, gave a gold medal to the country by giving a golden performance in the shooting competition of the Para Olympic Games in Tokyo. She is the first Indian female athlete to do so. She won the gold medal by scoring 249 points in the final of Class SH-1 of Women's 10m Air Rifle.
After Avani Lakhera, two more Indian players won medals. Devendra Jhajharia of Rajasthan won Silver and Sunder Singh Gurjar won Bronze in Javelin throw competition. Mr. Jhajharia won silver with a throw of 64.35 meters and Sunder Singh Gurjar won the bronze medal with a throw of 64.1 meters. It is noteworthy that Jhajharia has won gold medal twice in Para Olympics earlier.
On this golden achievement, Forest Minister Shri Sukhram Bishnoi, Principal Secretary to Government Smt. Shreya Guha and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Dr. Deep Narayan Pandey have expressed their heartfelt happiness and congratulated the three players and their families.