Sports minister awards junior hockey girls with Rs.50,000 each

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Wednesday awarded Rs.50,000 to each member of the junior women’s hockey team for winning a bronze medal in the World Cup.

The 18-member squad led by skipper Sushila Chanu met the minister at his office and shared their experience about the tournament. Coach Neil Hawgood will also get Rs.25,000.

“You have made the country proud by winning the bronze medal in the event. The ministry stand committed to supporting your endeavour to bring laurels to India in future,” Jitendra Singh told the girls.

The minister along with the girls cut a cake to celebrate the occasion.

The team presented Jitendra Singh with a t-shirt and a hockey stick, signed by all the members of the squad.

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