CWG 2018: Maharashtra govt announces cash rewards for winners
The Maharashtra government has announced cash prizes for those who bagged medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. A release issued by the Chief Minister's office stated that Madhurika Patkar and Pooja Sahasrabuddhe, both from Thane, and Sanil Shetty have bagged gold in table tennis. Also, Chirag C Shetty of Vile Parle has bagged a gold medal in badminton.
Gold medal winners will be rewarded Rs. 50 lakh
Besides, Heena Sidhu, who lives in the Mumbai suburb of Goregaon, has won a gold and silver medal in two categories of pistol shooting, the official release said. The release stated that each gold medal winner would be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs. 50 lakh, silver medallists with Rs. 30 lakh, and bronze winners will be awarded Rs. 20 lakh each.
Coaches of the winners will also be honored
Winners' coaches will be honored with Rs. 12.5 lakh, Rs. 7.5 lakh and Rs. 5 lakh, respectively for each gold, silver and bronze medal won by the players from the state. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Sports Minister Vinod Tawde congratulated the winners.