Chandigarh: All the medal winners of Commonwealth Games, hailing from Haryana will get Maruti Car.While keeping in view Maruti Udyog’s long association with Haryana, the Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda took up the matter with MUL Management in Japan which agreed to the proposal of Mr Hooda. The keys of the new cars would be handed over to the players by Mr Hooda at a state level function being organized on Haryana Day, November 1 at Sonepat.
The 15 gold medalist players from Haryana and two other players Ms Saina Nehwal and Mr Sushil Kumar having close connection with Haryana would also be given Maruti SX4. Seven silver medalist players would be given Maruti Dzire and eight bronze medalists from the State of Haryana would be given WagonR cars.
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda has thanked the MUL for its sports and state friendly gesture of honouringthe players. The Haryana Government is honouring all the gold medalist players from Haryana with cash awards of Rs 15 lakh, silver medalists would be given Rs ten lakh and bronze medalists from Haryana would be honoured with Rs five lakh each. This would amount to about Rs. Four crore.
As many as 54 players from the State had represented the country in the just concluded Commonwealth Games and had won 17 gold, seven silver and eight bronze medals for the country.