India has created a record in recently concluded Paralympics 2020 where they have won 19 medals and they will be looking to replicate the same performance in the upcoming Sporting event which is all set to be scheduled in Paris 2024.
Badminton which was introduced for the first time in the Paralympics this year where India bagged several medals including the likes of Pramod Bhagat, Suhas L Yathiraj, and Manoj Sarkar speaks a volume about the growth of badminton in India.
As the Olympians who returned to India with 7 medals were reaped with several cash rewards and government jobs now the biggest thing you might wonder is how much Indian contingents will be earning after winning a medal in Paralympics.
The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs announced that every Paralympian who has bagged a medal will be receiving a cash reward where they will be getting 75 Lakhs, 50 Lakhs, and 30 Lakhs who won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively.
The circular was amended back on 11th March 2020 and created a division of Sports based on open category events such as Olympics, Paralympics, and Asian Games where one more category of Paralympics was added in the pool.
Rajasthan government will be granting jobs to those athletes of the state who have won medals in the Paralympics.
Harayana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a reward of Rs 6 Crore for Manish Narwal and Rs 4 Crore for Singhraj Adhana who won gold and silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Both the medal winners will be offered government jobs in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Manish Narwal on winning the gold medal“Glory from the Tokyo Paralympics continues. Great accomplishment by the young and stupendously talented Manish Narwal. His winning the Gold Medal is a special moment for Indian sports. Congratulations to him. Best wishes for the coming times,” he tweeted.
India barring this Tokyo Paralympics has won 12 medals combined and winning 19 medals speaks a volume about the growing sporting ecosystem in our country.