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MP announces Rs 1 crore for sportsmen participating in international events

Ujjain, Feb 13 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Jitu Patwari has announced a reward of Rs 1 crore for sportsmen participating in international competitions.

Patwari made the announcement at a felicitation function for state atheletes here on Wednesday. The minister also announced a reward of Rs 5 crore for sportmen winning gold in international competitions, Rs 3 crore for every silver medal and Rs 1 crore for every bronze winner from the state.

He said a grant of Rs 5 lakh would be given to national level athletes from Madhya Pradesh, and a government job for sportsmen who participate in at least three national competitions.

The minister presented upcoming athletes with sports kits on the occasion.

–IANS

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