New Delhi: The MCD on Wednesday said it will award
Rs five lakh each to three players from Delhi who were in the
Indian men`s and women`s teams that won gold medals in the
Guangzhou Asian Games held recently.
A resolution in this regard was moved by ruling BJP
councillor Vijay Pandit in a meeting of the MCD Standing
Committee, which was later adopted.
Pandit said in the way the MCD felicitated and awarded
world champion wrestler Sushil Kumar, it should also award the
three players -- all of whom belong to Najafgarh area -- for
"making Delhi proud".
The three players -- Puja Sharma from Palam Gaon and
Rakesh and Manjit from Nizampur Gaon -- will be felicitated
and awarded Rs five lakh by the civic body, Standing Committee
Chairman Yogender Chandolia said.