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Asian Games: UP govt to give Rs 30L to Asian Games gold medal winners from state

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today announced a reward of Rs 30 lakh each for Indian women relay race team member Priyanka Panwar and men's hockey team member Danish Mujtaba, both hailing from
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PTI October 03, 2014 16:49 IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today announced a reward of Rs 30 lakh each for Indian women relay race team member Priyanka Panwar and men's hockey team member Danish Mujtaba, both hailing from the state, for winning gold in Incheon Asian Games.  

“The CM has announced award of Rs 30 lakh each to Priyanka and Danish Mujtaba for their performance in the Asian Games and winning gold for the country as members of relay race and hockey team members,” a spokesman said here.  While Priyanka hail from Muzaffarnagar district of the state, Danish belongs to Allahabad.

Yadav said their performance will encourage sportsmen from the state.

Priyanka was part of the 4x400 relay race team, while Danish played in the hockey team that defeated Pakistan 4-2 to bag the gold medal in the Asian Games men's hockey after a gap of 16 years.

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