Chandigarh, September 19
Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday praised the grit and dedication of Indian Paralympians, saying they introduced cheer and hope to your entire nation via their stellar performances on the Tokyo Video games.
Addressing a felicitation ceremony in Gurgaon for athletes of Haryana who represented India on the Tokyo Paralympics, the vp lauded your entire contingent for successful the highest-ever tally of medals for the nation.
Recognising that these achievements weren’t straightforward, he stated your entire nation is happy with them.
“You will have overcome a number of obstacles, demolished stereotypes and have triumphed over social attitudes that regarded down upon sports activities,” Naidu stated.
The vp, along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, distributed money awards price over Rs 27 crores amongst 19 medallists and individuals of Haryana within the Tokyo Paralympics.
“Having obtained a chance to felicitate these gifted sportspersons of Tokyo Paralympics 2020, I really feel honoured,” Naidu stated.
Shooter Manish Narwal and javelin thrower Sumit Antil, each gold medallists, got money awards of Rs 6 crore every, an official assertion stated.
Yogesh Kathuniya, who clinched a silver in males’s discus throw, and Singhraj Adhana, silver medallist in males’s taking pictures, have been awarded Rs four crore every.
Bronze medallist in archery Harvinder Singh was given a money prize of Rs 2.5 crore, the assertion stated.
Emphasising on the necessity to create a sporting tradition within the nation, the vp referred to as for growing sports activities as a lovely and viable profession choice for the youth.
He complimented the Haryana authorities for taking a number of coverage initiatives on this connection.
Taking cognisance of the final lack of sporting amenities for differently-abled sportspersons on the native degree, Naidu referred to as for creation of extra such centres.
He additionally emphasised the necessity to determine and encourage differently-abled sportspersons on the native degree. —PTI