Asian Games: Uttar Pradesh Government Announces Cash Awards for Seema Punia, Narsingh Pancham Yadav
A cash award of Rs 50 lakh was announced for Seema Punia, who bagged a gold medal in discus throw. Narsingh Pancham Yadav will get Rs 15 lakh for winning bronze in wrestling.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh to Punia, who bagged a gold medal in discus throw with her personal best of 61.03 metres, an official spokesman said here. (Also Read: Sarita Devi Loses Controversial Boxing Bout)
A cash award of Rs 15 lakh was also announced for Narsingh Yadav, who won bronze in men's 74 kg freestyle wrestling in the Asian Games. (Read: Indian Women's Team Storms Into Kabaddi Semis)
While Yadav's village is near Varanasi in eastern UP, Punia is a native of Haryana but her in-laws belong to Sakori village in Meerut district.
Earlier, a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh was announced for ace shooter Jitu Rai, who had won gold medal in the 50 mts pistol event. (Related: Malaysia's Wushu Gold Winner Expelled for Doping)