PM hails Sushil Kumar; railways rewards him Rs.75 lakh (Lead)August 13th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday congratulated wrestler Sushil Kumar for winning a silver medal at the London Olympics and hoped that his feat will motivate a new generation of sportspersons.
The railways announced a cash award of Rs.75 lakh for the medal winner.
In his congratulatory message, the prime minister said: “By improving his performance during the London Olympics over the Beijing Games, he (Sushil Kumar) has proved his determination and sheer tenacity.”
In her message, Meira Kumar said Sushil Kumar’s achievement reflected his “hard work, determination, and focus” and hoped it will inspire youth to excel in sports.
Railway Minister Mukul Roy said that Sushil Kumar had brought glory to the nation and had done the railways proud. He announced an award of Rs.75 lakh for the wrestler who works in the Northern Railway.
Sushil Kumar Sunday became the first individual athlete from India to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics after getting silver in the men’s 66kg freestyle event. He had won a bronze at the Beijing Olympics.
- PM congratulates Sushil Kumar - Aug 12, 2012
- Railways announce Rs.75 lakh award for Sushil Kumar - Aug 12, 2012
- Dikshit announces Rs.1 crore award for Sushil Kumar - Aug 12, 2012
- Haryana announces Rs.1.5 crore reward, land for Sushil - Aug 12, 2012
- India hails Olympic silver medallist Sushil Kumar - Aug 12, 2012
- Mamata announces promotion, cash award for Sushil Kumar - Sep 13, 2010
- Indian wrestling has a bright future: Sports minister - Aug 12, 2012
- Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar loses final, secures silver - Aug 12, 2012
- Railways felicitates Sushil for Gold Medal in world wrestling championship - Sep 14, 2010
- We are getting better at Olympics: IOA - Aug 12, 2012
- Would have loved to hear national anthem: Sushil - Aug 12, 2012
- Lok Sabha hails Olympic medal winners - Aug 13, 2012
- After dream medal, marriage on cards for Yogeshwar (Lead, Combining London/Chandigarh stories) - Aug 12, 2012
- Carnival at Baprola village as Sushil scripts history - Aug 12, 2012
- Mamata Banerjee announces an award of Rs.10 lakh for wrestler Sushil Kumar - Sep 13, 2010
Tags: beijing olympics, congratulatory message, Lok Sabha, london olympics, manmohan, manmohan singh, medal winner, medals, meira kumar, mukul, New Delhi, new generation, northern railway, prime minister manmohan, prime minister manmohan singh, railway minister, railways, sheer tenacity, silver medal, sushil kumar