Bhopal:Monday, August 11 :Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has congratulated shooter Abhinav Bindra for winning gold medal at Beijing Olympics. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on behalf of the state government has also announced to give Rs five lakh to Shri Bindra for achieving this historic feat. Abhinav Bindra has won gold medal today in men’s 10 metre air rifle competition.
Decorated with India’s most prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Puraskar, Shri Bindra has become the first person from India to have won a gold medal in an individual event. Also, through him India has won a gold medal for the first time after 1980.
Congratulating Abhinav Bindra on his historic success, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has expressed the hope that other sports persons of the country would also draw inspiration from his feat.