Paralympic Gold Medallist Avani Lekhara Gets Three Crore Rupees Cash Reward From Rajasthan Govt

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Avani Lekhara Cash Reward Announced: The shooter who won the Gold medal at Paralympic games in Tokyo is going to receive a cash reward of three crore rupees from the Rajasthan government.

The Chief Minister of the state, Ashok Gehlot congratulated three Paralympic medal winners from Rajasthan on Monday and announced announcing cash rewards of up to Rs 3 crore for every single of them.

Apart from Lekhara, Javelin throwers Sunder Singh Gurjar and Devendra Jhajharia will be given one crore and two crore rupees respectively for winning bronze and silver medals.

The aforementioned players from Rajasthan have also been appointed for the post of Assistant Conservator of forest in the state’s forest department. Ashok Gehlot in his tweet wrote, ” The players of the state have brought laurels to the country and the state by winning medals, we are very proud of them,” Gehlot tweeted.

Avani Lekhara made history on Monday as she became the first Indian women to win a gold medal at the Paralympics. She secured herself the top podium in R-2 women’s 10m Rifle Standing SH1 event.

Lekhara belongs to Jaipur. She had suffered a spinal cord injury after a car accident in 2012. The 19-year-old has made a world record with 249.6 score. It is also the highest in Paralympic games history.

On her historic victory, Lekhara said, “I’m feeling elated. I will dedicate my medal to the citizens of India. I would especially like to thank Govt, SAI, PCI, my family who supported me throughout my journey. Thanks for showering your love & support, it means a lot”

“Heartiest Congratulations to Jaipur’s Avani Lekhara for winning first ever Gold for India in ShootingParaSport! What a superb performance by her in Women’s 10m AR Standing SH1 Final as she created history! Entire nation is very proud of her. It’s a great day for Indian sports!” Ashok Gehlot tweeted on Monday.