Asian Games: Raksha Mantri announces cash prizes to armed forces personnel

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Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh announces cash prizes to Armed Forces personnel for winning medals at the 19th Asian Games.

Gold medal winners will be given Rs 25 lakh, Silver medal winners will get Rs 15 lakh and Bronze medal winners will be awarded Rs 10 lakh. A contingent of 88 soldiers, including three sportswomen, participated in 18 disciplines at the Games, which were held from September 23 to October 08, 2023.

According to PIB India, Rajnath Singh, on October 17, 2023, felicitated medal winners, participants, and support staff from the Armed Forces, who participated in the recently concluded 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Rajnath interacted with all 76 players and staff, who attended the event in New Delhi, and congratulated them for their excellent display at the Games.

These medals and game performances will inspire the country’s youth to come forward in sports. “You are not just representing a medal, but are also representing a narrative of excellence of Indian society. You inspire the youth,” Rajnath Singh, told the players.

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