Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh to the state’s star archer Deepika Kumari, who won three gold medals in the third stage of the Archery World Cup in Paris last month. The Chief Minister also announced a cash prize of Rs 2 crore to Jharkhand sportspersons, who won gold in the Tokyo Olympic Games from July 23 to August 8, Rs 1 crore for silver medals and Rs 75 lakh for bronze medals.
The Chief Minister’s Office said, “The Chief Minister has announced cash awards for our champions. In which Rs 50 lakh will be given to Deepika, Rs 20 lakh each to Ankita and Komolika, Rs five lakh to Salima and Nikki and Rs 12 lakh to coach (archery) Purnima Mahato. “The Chief Minister also announced cash awards for the sportspersons of the state who won Olympic medals, which included Rs 2 crore for gold medal, Rs 1 crore for silver medal and Rs 75 lakh for bronze medal winners,” he said. Will go.’
The Chief Minister also interacted online with the players and Dronacharya awardee Purnima Mahato on this occasion. Star Indian archer Deepika Kumari had achieved the number one spot in the global rankings after a hat-trick of gold medals in the third leg of the Archery World Cup last month. The 27-year-old from Ranchi achieved the top ranking for the first time since 2012. She won gold medals in three recurve events in women’s individual, team and mixed pair.