Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha announces 2 crore reward for Mariyappan Thangavelu

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Ms.J.Jayalalitha
Sportingindia|10-Sep-2016 15:34

Chennai, Sep 10 : The chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Selvi J Jayalalithaa announced 2 crore reward for Paralympics Gold Medal winner Mariyappan Thangavelu for his extrodinary achievement. 

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event. Mariyappan hails from Salem in Tamil Nadu. 

In the press release, the Chief Minister has said " “I was delighted to learn that you have won a Gold Medal in the Paralympics currently being held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. I understand that this is the first time an Indian has won a gold medal in the High Jump event in the Paralympics. By leaping over a height of 1.89 metres, you have leapt into history and done both the Nation and the State of Tamil Nadu proud. 

Your achievement, overcoming several obstacles and hurdles, will inspire more and more children and youth to overcome adversities and to participate and strive for greater achievements. Kindly accept my heartiest congratulations on behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu on your splendid achievement.

I am very happy to inform you that I have decided that the Government of Tamil Nadu will award you a cash prize of Rs.2 crores on par with Olympic Gold Medal winners from Tamil Nadu.

I congratulate you and all those who have contributed to your success. May you stand forth as a beacon of hope for all those striving to achieve success in their chosen fields overcoming all odds.”

 

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