CWG 2014: Karnataka govt announces cash award for Vikas Gowda, Prakash Nanjappa
Bangalore: Karnataka Government has announced a cash award of Rs 25 lakh to Vikas Gowda and Rs 15 lakh to Prakash Nanjappa for their achievements in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Discus thrower Gowda and shooter Nanjappa, both from Karnataka, have secured gold and silver medal respectively in their categories.
Lauding their achievements, Abhaya Chandra Jain, Minister for Youth Services and Fisheries, in a statement said, "State government will give away cash award of Rs 25 lakh to Vikas Gowda and Rs 15 lakh to Prakash Nanjappa."
Stating that they will be felicitated by the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the Minister said, "Their achievements are inspiration to young sportsmen in the state."