Saina to give Rs 2 lakh to Girisha

New Delhi: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday said that she will give Rs 2 lakh as a token of appreciation to H N Girisha, who has won a silver medal in the ongoing London Paralympics.

Girisha, who has an impairment in his left leg, won the medal in the men`s high jump F42 event after clearing 1.74 metres on Monday.

Besides Saina, who has bagged a bronze in the London Olympics last month, the Karnataka government has announced a cash award of Rs 20 lakh to the athlete.

Sports Minister Ajay Maken yesterday announced that Girisha will be offered a job with the Sports Authority of India.

"Paralympic silver medalist Nagaraj to be offered a job of coach in Sports Authority of India at an officer level!," Maken had said on his Twitter feed.

The announcement came a day after Maken said the ministry would award the 24-year-old high jumper with Rs 30 lakh.

PTI

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