In the Olympics, the Indian men’s hockey team made history by defeating a strong German team 5-4 to win the bronze medal after 41 years. Following the victory, Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi today announced that the Punjab government would reward all hockey players in the state with a cash prize of Rs. 1-1 crore.
On India’s glorious victory, the Sports Minister tweeted, “On this historic day of Indian hockey, I am proud to announce a cash prize of Rs 1-1 crore to the players of Punjab.” We look forward to seeing you return to celebrate our hard-won Olympic medal. ”
“It was a very tricky and exciting match,” he said. Our boys did it at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and after 41 years, the country has won an Olympic medal. India and Punjab are proud of the team’s excellent performance. Rana Sodhi said that out of the total 20 players, 11 players from Punjab are in the Indian hockey team.
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After this achievement of the Indian hockey team, there is an atmosphere of celebration in the country. The leaders also tweeted congratulations to the Indian hockey team. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said, “It is a proud and historic moment for the nation as the men’s hockey team won the bronze medal in the #Olympics by defeating Germany in a brilliant match. A great achievement after 41 years and a bronze medal in hockey is equal to gold. Congratulations. ”
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