of Railways, Mamata Banerjee has sent her heartiest congratulations to all
Indian sports persons including railway players in the Indian contingent who
won medals in the 16thAsian
Games-2010 which was held recently inGuangzhou,Chinafrom
said that Railway family and the nation are very proud of them. Railway
players have won 15 Medals forIndiawhich
include7 Gold medals, 1 Silver
Medal and 7 Bronze medals.Indiawon
a total of 64 Medals which included 14Gold
of thetotal Gold Medals
by the Railway players playing as part of the Indian contingent. In
Gold Medalsstood at second
Railway players contributed in all these winning athletics events namely10000m,
3000m Steeple Chase, 400m, 400m Hurdles and4x400m Rely.
The Minister of Railways has announced
special Minister’s Awards for Railway players winning medals in the Asian
Games 2010. The awards will be
Rs. 10 lakh for Gold Medal winner, Rs. 6 lakh for Silver Medal winner and
Rs. 4 lakh for Bronze Medal winner. These awards will be in addition to the
awards given by Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB). The
awards announced by the RSPB are Rs. 5 lakh for Gold, Rs.
3 lakh for Silver and Rs. 2 lakh for Bronze and other incentives as
admissible. In this way, a Gold Medal winner would get Rs. 15 lakh, Silver
winner Rs. 9 lakh and a Bronze winner Rs. 6 lakh.
Continuing its run of glory in country’s
sports arena, 113 sports persons from Indian Railways participated as a part
of the Indian Contingent in the 16thAsian
Games. Railways’ contingent in the Indian squad was perhaps the biggest
contingent from a single organization in the country.
Earlier, Indian Railway players won 25
medals for India which included 13 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals and 9 Bronze
medals in the 19thCommonwealth
Games (CWG 2010) held in Delhi last month.
Winners of Indian Railways in Asian Games - 2010
Name of the Player
3000m Steeple Chase
The Indian Railways, winner of the first ‘RashtriyaKhelProtsahanPuraskar’
instituted by the Government of India, always takes lead in promoting sports
in the country. Railways sports
persons have been participating in prestigious national as well as
international competitions likeAsiad,
Commonwealth Games, Olympics, other international level sports events and
bringing laurels to the nation. With
a galaxy of promising and outstanding sports persons on its roll, since the
inception of Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) in 1928, Indian Railways
have always been striving hard to take up the new challenges and was very
hopeful for a spectacular show in this mega sports event. Railways
its credit which have been awarded to its sports persons.
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