Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju gives cash awards to SAG medallists

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju gives cash awards to SAG medallistsm this year: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju yesterday announced a cash reward of 1.5 lakh rupees each for the 174 gold medallists of the South Asian Games held in Nepal. The South Asian Games concluded on Wednesday with India topping the table for the historic 13th time in a row, winning 312 medals including 174 gold, 93 silver and 45 bronze medals.

The silver winners will receive one lakh rupees and bronze winners 50,000 rupees each. Speaking at a felicitation ceremony for the medallists, Mr Rijiju said going forward, the government will have a structured cash reward policy for medallists in South Asian Games, like other multi-sporting events like the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

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