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The Indian Olympic Association felicitated Team India’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games medal winners at the Ashok Hotel, in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, on Saturday evening and presented cash rewards of Rs 20 lakh, 10 lakh, and 7.5 lakh to the gold, silver and bronze medallists respectively.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with boxer Nikhat Zareen during the felicitation ceremony.

Several dignitaries, including IOA General Secretary Rajeev Mehta, Acting President Anil Khanna, Treasurer Anandeshwar Panday, Team India’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Chef de Mission Rajesh Bhandari, General Team Manager Maninder Pal Singh, and former IOA president N. Ramachandran graced the occasion and felicitated the medallists.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate all our medallists for bringing glory to India with a combined haul of 61 medals, despite shooting, one of our top medal-yielding sports, not being part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games,” Mehta.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 gold medalist boxer Nikhat Zareen and bronze medalist boxers Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda, in New Delhi

“I would also like to thank all the coaches and support staff members for the hard work they put in behind the scenes to prepare our athletes for these Games. The IOA is delighted to see their hard work come to fruition.

  • “I would also like to thank our sponsors for their support and the IOA Acting President Mr Anil Khanna and the IOA treasurer Mr Anandeshwar Panday for their assistance. The cash rewards are a means to not only acknowledge the immense effort of the athletes but also a realistic way of supporting them in their chosen path because only when the athletes, and their families, are financially sound, will our sportspersons be able to chase excellence in this field,” he added

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