Asian Games: Tamil Nadu Government Announces Rs 30 Lakh Cash Award for Squash Star Saurav Ghosal

Updated: 24 September 2014 17:14 IST

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa praised Saurav Ghosal for his feat, saying she was happy to note that this was his fourth medal in Asian Games outings.

Asian Games: Tamil Nadu Government Announces Rs 30 Lakh Cash Award for Squash Star Saurav Ghosal
Saurav Ghosal at the podium with his silver medal. © PTI

Chennai:

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs 30 lakh for squash player Saurav Ghosal for winning a silver medal in the ongoing Incheon Asian Games in South Korea. (Day 5 Blog | Medal Tally)

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa praised the Asia No.1 for his feat, saying she was happy to note that this was his fourth medal in Asian Games outings.

"I wish to convey my heartiest congratulations on behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu on this magnificent achievement. As announced by me in December, 2011, the financial reward for sportspersons winning a silver medal at the Asian Games has been enhanced to Rs 30 lakh. You will receive this cash incentive from the State Government of Tamil Nadu," she said. (Read: Rower Dushiant Dushyant Claims Bronze in Lightweight Single Sculls)

In a congratulatory message to Ghosal, she greeted him and all others who had contributed to his success and hoped he would bring many more laurels to the country and Tamil Nadu in future.

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