Tamil Prime Minister Nadu MK announced on Saturday a portfolio of three rupees to athletes from the country who raise gold in Tokyo
He also announced a cash prize of 2 rupees for silver winners and one kroner for bronze medalists at next month’s multinational event.
“The government has a duty to encourage athletes who excel at global matches.
These cash prizes will be presented on behalf of the government, “he said.
Also known as Tokyo 2020, the 2020 Summer Olympics are scheduled for July 23 to August 8, 2021 in Japan, after being postponed for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking after the opening of a special Covid vaccination camp for athletes at Nehru Stadium here, Stalin said: “Team spirit is very important to win in
sport. Success can be achieved while working together as a team. “
Athletes such as MS Dhoni, Sachin Tenduklar, PT Usha and Karnam Malleswari, who shone in their fields, are becoming icons of inspiration for others, he said, urging participants to work hard and bring laurels to Tamil Nadu.
“The state government will always support and encourage sports,” he added.
The vaccination camp was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Welfare and Youth Sports, the Tamil Nadu Sports Development Authority, the Ministry of Health and the Tamil Nadu Olympic Association.
Ensuring that the sports department does not remain a namesake, his government is committed to promoting the sport and promoting athletes, he said.
“Athletes need physical endurance and motivation. In the DMK election manifesto, we promised that the Olympic Academy would be established in four zones in Tamil Nadu. Our promises will be fulfilled,” Stalin said.
The chief minister said athletes are the pride of the country and the state government will always support them.
He distributed a monetary incentive of 5 lacquers each to the six participating athletes – Nethra Kumanan, Varun Thakkar and KC Ganapathy, who qualified for
sailing at the upcoming event in July, rowers G Sathian and A Sarath Kamal and Paralympian T Mariappan.
CA Bhavani Devi of Tamil Nadu, who became the first Indian fencer of his kind to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, has already received an incentive of 5 rupees.