13 May 2012

Ajay Maken Distributes Cash Awards of Rs. 2.12 Crore to 158 Sports Persons


Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports distributed the Cash awards of  Rs. 2,11,86,665/-(Rupees  two crore  eleven  lakh eighty six thousand six hundred sixty five only)  to 158 sportspersons at a function here today.

            The Sports Ministry has sanctioned cash awards worth Rs. 2.12 crore to 158 sportspersons, who won medals in international sports events during 2010-11 & 2011-12 in the disciplines of Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Chess, Judo, Rowing ,Swimming, Tenpin, Bowling ,Weightlifting and Winter Sports.

            While addressing after distribution of awards, , Sh. Maken congratulated all the sports persons for their extraordinary achievements.

            The summary of the cash awards disturbed as follows:-

Discipline-wise Break-up of the Cash Awardees

S. No.
Discipline
No. of Sportspersons
Amount of Award Money
1
Athletics
26
Rs. 3,62,0000
2
Tenpin Bowling
04
Rs. 3,00,000
3
Weight Lifting
49
Rs. 5,68,0000
4
Chess
09
Rs. 2,86,6666
5
Rowing
24
Rs. 2,25,0000
6
Swimming
05
Rs. 5,60,000
7
Archery
19
Rs. 2,63,9999
8
Judo
01
Rs. 3,00,000
9
Badminton
02
Rs. 4,50,000
10
Table Tennis
04
Rs. 2,00,000
11
Boxing
14
Rs. 2,02,0000
12
Winter Sports
01
Rs. 3,00,000

Total

158
Rs. 2,11,86,655

            The cash awards are given by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under its ‘Scheme of Special Awards for winners of medals in international events and their coaches’ with the objective of incentivising the sportspersons who win medals in international events such as Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships (in the disciplines of Olympic Games, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games), Asian Championships, Commonwealth Championships (both for men and women) in senior, junior and sub-junior categories. 

      During the last two financial years i.e. 2010-11 and 2011-12, cash awards worth Rs. 45.76 crore have been given to 1206 sportspersons and coaches from the Scheme of Special Awards for winners of medals in international events and their coaches.

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