Saina Nehwal finally gets her due

Saina Nehwal finally gets her due - Sakshi Post

Saina Nehwal, who recently expressed unhappiness over not receiving Rs.50 lakh cash award announced by the government of united Andhra Pradesh for winning the bronze at the London Olympics in 2012, finally got her due. 

It rained cash on sportspersons from Telangana on Independence Day Friday as the state government honoured them, the medallists at the Commonwealth Games included, with huge incentives.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao presented bouquets, shawls and cheques to 14 sportspersons at the Independence Day celebrations held at historic Golconda Fort.

Five Commonwealth Games medallists, India's top woman shuttler Saina Nehwal, boxer Nikhat Zareen, mountaineers Malavath Poorna and S. Anand Kumar, their coach B. Shekhar Babu and badminton coaches Pullela Gopichand and Mohammed Arif, were honoured.

Shuttler Parupalli Kasyap, who clinched a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, received a cash award of Rs.50 lakh. He was also given another cheque of Rs.25 lakh for his performance in the 2012 London Olympics.

Ace shooter Gagan Narang was presented two cheques of Rs.25 lakh and Rs.15 lakh for winning silver and bronze medals at CWG.

Jwala Gutta, who won silver in women's badminton, also received Rs.25 lakh.

Badminton players P.V. Sindhu and R.V. Gurusaidutt received Rs.15 lakh each for winning a bronze medal. Sindhu was given another cash award of Rs.25 lakh for winning bronze in the 2013 World Badminton Championship.

Srikanth Kidimbri (badminton) and B. Aruna Reddy (gymnastics) were presented cash awards of Rs.3 lakh each for participating in CWG.

Badminton coaches Pullela Gopichand and Mohammed Arif received Rs.50 lakh and Rs.25 lakh respectively.

Saina Nehwal, who recently expressed unhappiness over not receiving Rs.50 lakh cash award announced by the government of united Andhra Pradesh for winning the bronze at the London Olympics in 2012, finally got her due. She also got Rs.20 lakh for securing the gold medal in the 2014 Australian Open Badminton Tournament.

The chief minister also presented a cheque of Rs.50 lakh to world women's junio boxing champion Nikhat Zareen.

Malavath Poorna and Anand Kumar, who climbed Mount Everest recently, received Rs.25 lakh each. Their trainer Shekhar Babu was also given Rs.25 lakh.

-IANS

 

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