UP CM Yogi Adityanath announces cash rewards for shooters Saurabh Chaudhary, Ravi Kumar

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Lucknow | August 21, 2018 4:53 PM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for Meerut resident Saurabh Chaudhary, who bagged gold in the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Asian Games 2018, Asian Games, Gold Medal, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Saurabh Chaudhary, Ravi Kumar,The government will also give them gazetted jobs, Adityanath was quoted as saying in a statement. (Photo Source: Reuters)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today congratulated shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Ravi Kumar for winning medals at the ongoing Asian Games. The chief minister announced cash rewards of Rs 50 lakh for Chaudhary, who produced an Asian Games record score of 240.7 in the 10m Air Pistol event, and Rs 20 lakh for Kumar, who clinched a bronze in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event.

The government will also give them gazetted jobs, Adityanath was quoted as saying in a statement. Chaudhary, on attaining the requisite age, will be made a gazetted officer, it said. Uttar Pradesh Sports Minister Chetan Chauhan also congratulated the two shooters and said their performance would encourage others to work hard and achieve high goals.

Chaudhary, 16, is the fifth Indian shooter to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals. He is the son of a farmer from Kalina Village in Meerut. Kumar also belongs to the district.

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