Haryana honours 33 sportspersons

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2011, 20:12 PM IST

Chandigarh: Thirty-three sportspersons and
two coaches from Haryana were honoured by the Governor Jagan
Nath Pahadia at a state level sports award function here.

Seven of them got Bhim award, the highest sports award of
the state. These players received a cash award of Rs 2 lakh
each, besides Bhim`s idol, scroll, blazer and tie.

The awardees included Dinesh Kumar of Bhiwani (boxing),
Suman Kundu of Jind (wrestling), Anil Kumar of Jhajjar (Judo),
Kavita of Hisar (boxing), Jayati Pathak of
Yamunanagar (Taekwondo), Sunita Devi of Rohtak (Paralympics
athletics)and Gyanand Singh of Bhiwani (Paralympics

Two wrestling coaches Satpal Singh and Yashvir Singh
were given cash prize of Rs 2.51 lakh each at the function.

Players from Haryana won 33 per cent of the total medals
won by the Indians in the Commonwealth Games and also gave a
good performance in the Asian Games.

The Governor said the state government today distributed
Rs 23 crore among 7,500 sportspersons for their performance
last year and another Rs 10 crore would be distributed in the
next year.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh was also present on the