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Himachali Olympian Gold winner to get one crore cash prize
Besides making country proud, Himachali sportspersons have a chance to earn massive cash prize from..

HIMACHAL PRADESH would reward all Himachali gold, silver and bronze medallists in the forthcoming London Olympics with a cash prize of Rs one crore, 50 lakh and 25 lakhs respectively, state chief minister Prem kumar Dhumal has said. He was speaking on the opening of three-day long 15th Dr. Y.S.Parmar Memorial Volley Ball Tournament being organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, here today.

Chief Minister said that sports infrastructural facilities were being created in rural areas besides providing each of the panchayats, nagar panchayat, municipal council and municipal corporation gymnasium to channelise energy of rural youth and making them health conscious. He said that Rs. 17 crore had been provided to achieve the objective. He said that synthetic athletic tracks were being constructed at Dharamshala and Hamirpur, at a cost of Rs. eight crore each, with a view to provide world class infrastructural facilities to budding athletes of the State.

He said that additionally Rs. 7 crore astro-turf hockey ground was also being constructed at Una thereby adding to the world class sports infrastructural facilities within the State.  He said that there were a number of programmes under implementation to give boost to sports activities in the State.

Dhumal said that besides providing cash awards to the outstanding sportspersons, ‘Parshuram Award’ the highest sports award of the State was also being given to them. He said that nine sportspersons were conferred with ‘Parshuram Award’ on Himachal Day, April 15, 2012 while 83 sportspersons were also honoured for their excellent achievements in different sports events.

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