Punjab CM announces cash prize worth Rs 40 lakh for Harjinder Kaur
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh for weightlifter Harjinder Kaur, who bagged the bronze medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Birmingham (United Kingdom).
In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister, while congratulating Harjinder Kaur, said that this budding player from the village of Mehas near Nabha has made the country proud by this rare feat. He said that the state government would give a cash prize worth Rs 40 lakh to her as per the Sports Policy of Punjab. Bhagwant Mann expressed the hope that this achievement of Harjinder Kaur will inspire the other players, especially the girls, to excel in the fields of sports and bring laurels to the country.