New Delhi: Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily today announced a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh to each member of the Indian junior girls hockey team which recently won the countries first every bronze medal in the Junior Women's Hockey World Cup 2013.
"It is a moment to cherish for every Indian hockey fan. The Indian junior girls hockey team has done us proud by winning the countries first ever bronze medal in the Junior Women Hockey World Cup 2013," he said in a statement.
"As recognition for this remarkable feat and to encourage this budding team to continue the winning ways in many more tournaments for our country, I, as patron of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB), am delighted to announce a cash award of Rs1 lakh for each player of the winning team on behalf of PSPB. The total cash award for a team of 18 players would be to the tune of Rs18 lakhs," he said.
Dr Moily said the medal winning performance of the young women has brought back the attention and faith of the whole nation in Indian hockey and future of the national sport.
"I personally convey my wishes to each one of them and wish them a good luck for their future endeavours," he added.
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