The Delhi government has enhanced the cash prize given to medal winners at international level. In such a scenario, the Delhi Government will give Rs one crore to the players who won gold in the Asian Games. Apart from this, the prize money of Rs. 75 lakhs for silver medal winners and Rs. 50 lakhs for bronze medal winners will be given.
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Asian Games 2018 Bronze medal winner Divya Kakran has targeted the Arvind Kejriwal government. Invited in the ceremony, Divya counted the deficiencies of the Delhi government in front of Chief Minister Kejriwal. Divya told that when he returned from the Asian Championships, despite the help from the government, he could not get any help.
According to Divya, his coach left his job and made almonds with his money. DivyaKakran trembling the government said that what is the use of such respect? Players need help before winning the medal, but not before. Nobody does anything at that time “If I could get help at the right time, then I could win gold.”
Let the Delhi government increase the cash prize given to medal winners at international level. In such a scenario, the Delhi Government will give Rs one crore to the players who won gold in the Asian Games. Apart from this, the prize money of Rs. 75 lakhs for silver medal winners and Rs. 50 lakhs for bronze medal winners will be given. Earlier, the gold medalists were given Rs 20 lakh, silver medal winners were given Rs 14 lakh and bronze medal winners were given 10 lakh rupees.
#WATCH Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal replies to Asian Games bronze medalist Divya Kakran on her statement ‘Good you are congratulating and rewarding us today but there was no support when we needed it the most’ (4.9.18) pic.twitter.com/0QrBktQsjB
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At this function, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his government will soon prepare two policies to provide financial assistance to the players. Under these two policies, the government will provide financial assistance to the players who win the medal and players identified as young talents in the early days.
A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said that the name of the first policy will be ‘play and progress’ and it will provide financial and sports facilities to the players who once won a medal in their life at national and international level. To implement this policy effectively, a committee of experts will be formed, including legendary players and other officials. This committee will take a decision for financial and sports related facilities to be given in every case.
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The second policy will be named ‘Missional Excellence’ and this policy will focus on finding talent in youth so that the emerging players can be trained to qualify for their game. They will be given all types of facilities.