Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh each for six hockey players from Haryana, who represented India team that won a bronze medal in Junior Women Hockey World Cup held in Germany.
While five of the players hail from Shahabad and another is from Hisar. They are Navjot, Manjeet Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rani Rampal, Monika and Poonam Rani.
Hooda congratulated the team for winning country`s first ever bronze medal in the Junior Women Hockey World Cup, an official release said.
He (Major Dhyan Chand) is inspiration personified. He became synonymous with hockey. He became the parameter of hockey by which other player's calibre is measured.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal