New Delhi, Oct 3: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal felicitated Asian Games Silver medallist Deepak Kumar in Jagatpur area here on Tuesday.
The Chief Minister felicitated the star shooter in his locality in presence of MLAs and local residents in huge numbers.
A cheque of prize money for Silver medallists, Rs 75 lakhs, was also handed over to Mr Kumar during the ceremony. The coach of the player was also felicitated and handed over cheque worth Rs six lakhs.
The Arvind Kejriwal government recently enhanced the prize money for the players who win medal at Asian games. The prize money was enhanced from Rs 20 lakhs to Rs 1 crore for Gold medal, Rs 14 lakh to Rs 75 lakhs for Silver medal and Rs 10 lakh to Rs 50 lakh for Bronze medallist.
The award money of the coaches has also been increased from Rs 3 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs. (UNI)