CHANDIGARH, AUG 7 : The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr Jitendra Singh, has announced a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 to each player of the Indian team which fetched India their first-ever medal in the Junior Women Hockey World Cup held at Monchengladbach (Germany). India had finished runners-up after beating England on penalties. Coaches of the team will also be awarded Rs 25,000 each.
The 18-member squad led by captain Sushila Chanu called on Mri Jitendra Singh at his office here today. Congratulating the team members on their success, the Minister said ‘you have made the country proud by winning bronze medal.’ He said, ‘the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports stands committed to supporting your endeavour to bring laurels to India in future’.
The members of the team shared their experience during the tournament with the Sports Minister and apprised him about the training and facilities given to them in the run up to the World Cup.
Mr Jitendra Singh and Secretary, Sports Mr P.K. Deb along with entire hockey squad celebrated the joyous occasion by cutting a cake. On behalf of the hockey team, Sushila Chanu presented the Minister a T-Shirt and a hockey stick signed by all members of the bronze medal winning squad.