JAMMU : Recognising the talent of shooter Chain Singh who made the state proud by winning six gold medals at 2016 South Asian Games besides clinching a medal in 2014 Asian Games, the state government has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh cash award for the sportsperson.
“Chain Singh, a native of Jammu & Kashmir who is serving in the Indian Army, shall be presented this prestigious award by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the President of the State Sports Council,” informed Waheed ur Rehman Para, Secretary State Sports Council.
The cash award for the son of the soil shooter has been sanctioned on the recommendation of J&K Sports Minister, Imran Reza Ansari.
The award for the Asian and Commonwealth Games medal winner has been sanctioned on the recommendation of Sports Minister Imran Reza Ansari.
Speaking to PTI the Sports Minister said, “Chain Singh has done us proud, his achievements at the National level and International level have inspired many a young sportspersons to take up sports in the state.”
“Our youth has once again proved their caliber by starring their names at national and international events and I hope that they will keep the caliber and make our state proud,” Ansari said.
He said the government would provide every possible help in the form of facilities to the budding and aspiring sports persons.