Chief Minister MK Stalin announces Rs 3 crore to Olympic gold medallists from Tamil Nadu | Tokyo Olympics News

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CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday introduced a handbag of Rs three crore to sportspersons from the State, who clinch gold on the Tokyo Olympics.
He additionally introduced a money award of Rs 2 crore for these successful silver and Rs one crore to bronze medallists on the multi-national occasion subsequent month.
“The federal government is duty-bound to encourage sportspersons who distinguish themselves at world meets. These money awards will probably be given on behalf of the federal government,” he mentioned.
Often known as Tokyo 2020, the 2020 Summer time Olympics is scheduled from July 23 to August 8, 2021 in Japan after it was postponed to this yr as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Talking after inaugurating a particular Covid vaccination camp for sportspersons on the Nehru stadium right here, Staliny mentioned, “Workforce spirit is essential to win in sports activities. Success may be achieved whereas working collectively as a staff.”
Sportspersons like M S Dhoni, Sachin Tenduklar, P T Usha and Karnam Malleswari, who shone of their fields, develop into icons of inspiration to others, he mentioned and urged the members to attempt onerous and fetch laurels for Tamil Nadu.
“The State authorities will all the time help and encourage sports activities,” he added.
The vaccination camp was held underneath the aegis of the Division of Youth Welfare and Sports activities, Sports activities Improvement Authority of Tamil Nadu, Well being Division, and Tamil Nadu Olympic Affiliation.
Making certain that the Sports activities Division didn’t stay for namesake, his authorities has dedicated itself to fostering sports activities and selling sportspersons, he mentioned.
“Athletes want bodily endurance and motivation. We had promised within the DMK election manifesto that Olympic Academy will probably be established in 4 zones in Tamil Nadu. Our guarantees will probably be fulfilled,” Stalin mentioned.
The Chief Minister mentioned sportspersons are the pleasure of the nation and the State authorities would all the time help them.
He distributed money incentive of Rs 5 lakh every to 6 taking part athletes — Nethra Kumanan, Varun Thakkar and Okay C Ganapathy, who’ve certified for crusing on the upcoming occasion in July, paddlers G Sathian and A Sarath Kamal and paralympian T Mariappan.
Tamil Nadu’s C A Bhavani Devi who grew to become the first- ever Indian fencer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic was already supplied the inducement of Rs 5 lakh.

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