12 August :Three Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Steel will give Rs. 15 lakh to ace shooter Abhinav Bindra for his historic achievement at the Beijing Olympics.
Announcing this here today Minister for Steel, Chemicals and Fertilisers Shri Ram Vilas Paswan said, the three PSUs – Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) and the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) will contribute Rs. 5 lakh each. He said the three PSUs will honour all Olympic medal winners. Those winning gold medal will be given Rs. 15 lakh while silver medal winners will be given Rs. 10 lakh and bronze medal winners Rs. 5 lakh. SAIL has already announced a 5 lakh rupees reward for Abinav Bindra.