Defence Ministry to motivate its athletes with financial incentives

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) To motivate athletes for better performance, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved financial incentives for Armed Forces personnel who won medals in the 19th Asian Games and 4th Asian Para Games held in Hangzhou, China in September-October 2023.

For both Asian Games as well as Asian Para Games, Gold medal winners will receive a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh each, Silver medal winners Rs 15 lakh eacn and Bronze medal winners Rs 10 lakh each, a Defence Ministry statement said.

Rajnath Singh had also approved cash rewards to 45 medal winners, including seven Para athletes. These 45 athletes won nine Gold, 18 Silver and 17 Bronze medals in the Asian Games and 01 Gold, 04 Silver and 02 Bronze medals in Asian Para Games.

This financial incentive, announced by the Ministry of Defence for the Armed Forces personnel for the first time, will further motivate these athletes to exhibit an even better performance at qualifying events of the Paris Olympics Games 2024 for which they are currently preparing.

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