Anand Sharma felicitates Indian CWG medal winners

November 2nd, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma felicitated the Indian gold, silver and bronze medal winners for their splendid performance in the XIXth Commonwealth Games.

Anand Sharma congratulated all the medal winners at a felicitation function jointly organized by the State Trading Corporation of India Limited (STC), MMTC Limited and PEC Limited, here last evening.

He commended the role of Indian players, while speaking at the function, and said that it was indeed a great achievement and wished all success for the forthcoming Asian Games and Olympics and hope this performance is replicated there as well.

Anand Sharma said that it’s really an honor to celebrate the spirit of sports with these greatest sporting legends for their timeless contribution in bringing unparallel glory to India.

“It is a matter of great pride that these players have brought glory to the country and I hope that their excellent performances will encourage all organizations to incorporate Sport as a part of the curriculum to foster sportsmanship,” he added.

The Indian Hockey Team present at the event was felicitated with a cash award of Rs. 16 lakhs along with the Indian Relay Team, who was awarded cash prize of Rs. 8 lakhs.

In addition, cash prizes of Rs 7.5 lakhs to each gold medal winner, Rs. five lakhs to each silver medal winner and Rs. 3.5 lakhs to each bronze medal winner, were also distributed.

“Sport, by nature, promotes happiness, discipline, character and builds team spirit. It is therefore an important ingredient for development of society and companies by their support are encouraging in building a national character amongst the youth to add to national pride,” said H.S. Mann, CMD, MMTC, in his closing remarks on the occasion. (ANI)

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